In this episode, we chat with educational consultant Debbie Draper about handwriting, why it’s back and what we need to do to set kids up for successful writing.
In this episode, we chat with clinical psychologist Kirrilie Smout about the emotional challenges of living with specific learning difficulties. Kirrilie gives expert advice for parents and teachers on how to set kids up for success and support them when things get tough.
In this episode, we chat with Kate Cole, a determined parent who managed to secure NDIS funding for her child living with dyslexia. Kate tells us exactly how she did it!
In this episode, we chat with two wonderful pre-service teachers, Lara and Robert, about how well their university education prepares them to teach literacy.
Episode 7: Learning to teach kids living with dyslexia. How to get started and what training you need.
In this episode we talk to Bill, Sally, Karen, and Louise who run specialist dyslexia teacher training. We find out what’s involved and help you decide whether you should take up the challenge.
Imagine if you could be certain about choosing a school that teaches reading and spelling in the most effective way for all students.
This episode answers the common questions schools and parents have when changing from a whole-language or balanced literacy way of teaching to one supported by scientific evidence.
In this episode, we talk to Dr Sandra Marshall, BMBS FRACGP Dip Child Health, a General Practitioner in South Australia and Chairperson of Code Read Dyslexia Network. Sandra shares her insights for parents and teachers on advocating for kids living with learning difficulties.
Dyscalculia literally means disorder in calculation. It’s real and it impacts about 5-7% of the population. It is also one of the Specific Learning Difficulties (SLDs) so we need to talk about it.
In this episode, Michael and Bill do their very best to arm parents and educators with information about dyslexia and dysgraphia so they can better spot a good intervention and avoid precious time and money on unproven and disproved treatments.
In this episode Michael and Bill delve into what Specific Learning Difficulties are and the advantages vs the disadvantages of using terms like learning difference, disability or disorder to describe them.