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.
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.
Wednesday - Tip of the day
Give homework on paper or portal.
Copying from the board should not be the homework!
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.
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.
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:
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!
Read more about what we aim to achieve at Helen Arkell and our plans for the future:
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 [email protected] or phone 01252 792400
Please support us today by making a donation.