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Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017

From Monday 02 October, 2017 to Sunday 08 October, 2017 at Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017

World Dyslexia Awareness Day takes place on Thursday 5 October 2017.

Join us for our Professional Open Afternoon on Friday 6 October 2-4pm.

Monday - Tip of the day

Give 'Think-Time' (Count to 3 slowly)

A difficulty with verbal processing speed is a characteristic feature of dyslexia. Giving extra time can make all the difference for a person with dyslexia to process the information and organise a response.

Top Tip No1 DAW 2017 Helen Arkell Give Think-Time

Parents, teachers, everyone - have a go today!

If it works for you, pass the message on as simply as it was received, in the staffroom, playground, car park, social media....

Tuesday - Tip of the day

Give one instructon at a time.

Dyslexia can affect working memory. Giving too many instructions at once can be  counter-productive. The initial instruction is often forgotten. Be clear, concise and give just one instruction at a time.

Give one instruction at a time

Wednesday - Tip of the day

Give homework on paper or portal.

Copying from the board should not be the homework!

Top tip No3 Give homework on paper or portal

Download our 3 Top Tips in one Poster!

Thursday - Tip of the day

Whiteboards and screens don't have to be white.

Try changing the background colour of whiteboards, tablets, reading devices and paper.

Also have a go at trying out different fonts.

Is it clearer, easier to read?  If so - share your findings.

Fonts and Backgrounds Helen Arkell

Friday - Tip of the day

Keep it real

In maths, use real things as you teach, for children to count on, take away, divide.

Touch, see, do and say.  Learning will be stronger.

In creative writing, think of all your senses as you describe.

In science, history, geography find video clips to exemplify and strengthen learning.

Role play, explain by presentation, create a song to help remember something.

Be creative! 

Keep it real - Helen Arkell

Learn more about using multi-sensory techniques and how you can transform your teaching so that pupils enjoy learning and remember, at our Saturday morning presentation:

Multi-Sensory Techniques with Dr Susie Nyman

Saturday 18 November 2017

10 am for 10.30 - 12 o'clock

at Weydon School, Farnham

Show your support!

Download our Dyslexia Awareness Week social media images or poster and share share share!

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It's Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017

Download pdf of Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017 Poster

Read more about what we aim to achieve at Helen Arkell and our plans for the future:

 Putting Dyslexia First - Unlocking the Potential: Our Future Plans

Can you help us?

We need volunteers for the week!

Would you like to hold a coffee morning or a cake sale to raise awareness and donations for the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre? 

Maybe you would like to contribute your stories or a brief video of your story?

Do you fancy the challenge of a sponsored event?

Let us know how we have helped you or get in touch to find out how we can help you!

If you would like to chat about how you can get involved in Dyslexia Awareness Week, please contact Sam Mabbott smabbott@arkellcentre.org.uk or phone 01252 792400

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