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It can be bewildering and frustrating for parents of dyslexic learners. However, with the right support and encouragement these learners will flourish.
I can provide tutoring within the school environment or at my home. The first thing I do is to build self-esteem by aligning myself with the child’s perspective. My sessions are a bit like rehabilitation; reconstructing self-esteem, and scaffolding until their confidence as a learner is regained. I work with dyslexic learners of all ages, which gives me a unique insight into the development of dyslexia.
When carrying out an assessment it is important to consider the individual’s story. This helps us to begin to understand their experience of learning. Without conducting assessments, we can only guess from outward behaviours.
A formal assessment and diagnosis can help everyone to understand the learner (themselves included) and help them to thrive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dyslexia is a difference in information processing. The processing of images is often a strength and can be used to support students. It is typical to also find difficulties with handwriting and concentration.
The recommended age is 7 upwards. Advice can be sought at any age and research points to the importance of early identification. This ensures that parents and teachers support the child fully.
Background information is vital. This helps to provide a report that is specific to the learner. Coupled with assessment data, this helps to inform diagnosis and recommendations. The assessment takes 3 to 4 hours.
A tutor can be helpful at any age. The opportunity to work 1-1 with a skilled adult can be transformative. Gaps in knowledge can be identified and self esteem is rebuilt as the student experiences success.
A tutor can help identify gaps in knowledge, from core skills e.g. specific letter formation in handwriting, to National Curriculum targets e.g. understanding what a clause is.
Yes, Zoom can be used for virtual sessions and this suits some learners better. Zoom presents the opportunity to work with learners all over the globe.
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