Our Mission Statement:

Learning Together 

 

Our Vision Statement:



Being a Dyslexia Friendly school

 

 

Welcome to our Dyslexia page.

We gained Full Dyslexia Friendly Status in June 2017.

We pride ourselves in providing the best provision we can offer for children with Dyslexia and any other Learning Difficulty or Special Need.

 

Please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff in school if you have any concerns, not just relating to Dyslexia, but any difficulties your child may be experiencing.

Mr L Chell -  Headteacher

Mrs S Coll - SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)

Mr R Smith - Dyslexia Co-ordinator

Mrs J Prideaux - Assistant SENCO 

 

Click here to read our Dyslexia Policy 

 

Below are some useful links -

SENDIASS Staffordshire Family Partnership  - https://www.staffs-iass.org/home.aspx

 

Dyslexia support - https://www.staffs-iass.org/Leaflets/Dyslexia.aspx

 

The British Dyslexia Association - http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

 

Websites dedicated to dyslexia

These are not recommendations, but may be a starting point for you. 

2 Simple Software: View their website

Barrington Stoke: View their website

Crick Software Ltd: View their website

Crossbow Education: View their website

Enabling Computer Supplies Ltd: View their website

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre: View their website

Iansyst Ltd: View their website

Inclusive Technology Ltd: View their website

LDA: View their website

Learning Materials Ltd: View their website

Multi-sensory Learning Ltd: View their website

Nessy Learning Ltd: View their website

REM: View their website

SEMERCSmart Kids (UK) Ltd: View their website

Toe-by-Toe: View their website 

 

Activities to help improve      

 Spelling Skills

 

* Use a “Look, Say, Trace, Visualise, Write, Check”  approach to learning spellings

 

* Find as many shorter words as possible from the target word

* Write words on Post It notes and display around the house

* Sing spellings (Try learning how to spell ‘onomatopoeia’ to the tune of ‘Old McDonald had a farm’!)

* Practise writing new words using a variety of different  mediums  such as pipe-cleaners, shaving foam, flour on board, play-doh or two pens taped together.

* Play word games such as

         Bananagrams, Upwords,

         Boggle and Hangman.

* Use I pad Apps and websites to help develop your child’s spelling skills.

 

Reading Skills

Common problems among dyslexic readers:

· May be able to read the text but will not get the sense of it when they finish

· May omit or confuse small words when reading

· May read slowly

· Misread words for ones that are similar

· May ignore punctuation

· May lose their place on the page when reading

Consider before you start...

· Dyslexics may learn a concept fast but they will forget just as fast. They will need lots of revision and repetition.

· Be flexible– negotiate a time to suit you both!

· Lots of short activities are needed to keep focussed.

· Dyslexics get very tired. They have to concentrate harder and so they get tired quicker.

· Don’t despair! Where you can, make a task into a game.

· Criticism kills! Praise gives power!

· Dyslexics have good and bad days.

· Make ‘em laugh! Make it fun! Have a sense of humour. We learn best when we are enjoying ourselves.

 

Supporting your child

Set aside a regular time– make yourselves quiet and comfortable

Look at the book cover, title and info on the back cover. Talk about what the book might be about. Tracking with a finger or line guide often helps if your child loses their place. It can also help increase speed if you encourage your child to read as you track.

Consider pair reading if your child is tired—you do a line/paragraph and I'll do a line/paragraph.

Thank them for reading to you and CONGRATULATE his/her efforts.

A confident reader will need to develop a range of skills. He/She needs to be able to recognise the words, read fluently at a steady pace to support his understanding and then be able to identify literal and inferred meaning from the text.

In reading there are a number of words that occur frequently in texts but are not regular when your child tries to decode them e.g. said. These words will need extra practice.

 

Activities to help improve

Reading Skills

 

*  Make unknown words into flash cards and use them in any board game e.g snakes and ladders, when they land they have to read to keep their place.

* Play snap with two sets.

* Beat the clock– aim to improve their time each day.

* Make the words on large paper and they have to hop onto the word as you call it out.

 

Develop Comprehension Skills

* Highlight key words in a text and discuss the meaning of unfamiliar words.

* Encourage your child to re-read each sentence slowly and carefully, explaining what is happening, in their own words.

* Develop their understanding of ‘Who, what, where, why, when, how’ question words. Ask them a question before reading a page to encourage engagement with the text.

 

 

 

 


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