End of year panic!

At this time of the year, there is always a stream of emails and phone calls from desperate and confused parents, trying to make sense of the muddy area that surrounds our solutions to support struggling readers…

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Stef Patch
Fuel to the Fire

A big thank-you goes out to Mem Fox for recently opening the debate about reading and her controversial and rather flippant comments about the reading process. They have given us an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about dyslexia and provide some much needed factual information about the process of learning to read…

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Leslie Keast-Patch
Dyslexia Awareness Month: Knowledge is Power

Since the commencement of my journey as an educator, the most significant turning point for me was understanding what dyslexia is. Although I had taught children of all ages for more than 25 years, I had no training or knowledge to help me to understand dyslexia. It didn't take long to realise that I was not alone in this cloudy, foggy and very muddy area of awareness….

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Leslie Keast-Patch
Prevention Before Intervention

Imagine if we had measures in place for developing reading skills in the prep and year one classrooms, that would prevent the need for intervention later in schooling. Could this be possible? If we look at current research, evidence of successful practices and neuroscience, then the answer is YES!

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Leslie Keast-Patch