Should dyslexia training be compulsory for all new teachers ?

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is launching a hard hitting video campaign to make Dyslexia training mandatory for new teachers. It highlights problems caused by poor teacher awareness and lack of training. According to recent research provided by the BDA, Dyslexia affects approximately 10% of all school pupils and a significantly higher proportion of excluded […]

The Top 30 Autism Spectrum Blogs

  As the shocking ‘Pills & Pregnancy’ a report by BBC Panorama hits the headlines – a campaign organised by  the very wonderful Emma Murphy  about FACS Syndrome I thought it would be helpful to  tell you about the Top 30 Autism Spectrum Blogs to give you support & help. I am very happy to […]

Dementia, Louis Theroux & making a documentary about children with autism.

I read with great interest this article in todays The Daily Telegraph as my mother in law has recently been diagnosed as having dementia and it has been very sad for my husband ringing up to hear slightly odd or disturbing stories about what has happened during each day. This article is a fascinatingly honest […]

Attempting to open doors for people with hidden voices.

Today I have a personal 1-2-1 Confidence Class in my practice at home with a lovely boy who has been diagnosed as having Semantic Pragmatic Disorder. For those of you unfamiliar with it here’s a personal account from the helpful website Hi2u that offers a range of helpful advice , information and articles on ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s […]

The Top 10 Myths About ADHD

  Both girls and boys get ADHD, and people with ADHD can be very bright. There are lots of myths out there about this disorder, and science is finding the facts to dispel them. Read more  here on Every Day Health   Go and explore this EXCELLENT website called The Coffee Klatch which is dedicated to […]

Sports Parties for Kids with Disabilities

Today’s guest blogger is a man with a vision and a passion for “Sport For All” including children that have learning and physical disabilities. I met Gary Marlow from Marlow Sports  at my friend Julia’s fabulous  WineEntwine   wine tasting event to raise funds for the NSPCC  a couple of weeks ago and I was […]