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Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), appearing as problems with literacy skills
Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), appearing as problems with literacy skills.
Dyslexia, Help, Support, and Resources.
Educational Games for Kids with Dyslexia (SpLD's)
Educational Games for Kids
with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, ADHD & other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s).
Playing educational games with kids is one of the best ways to improve their learning disabilities. That’s why I am a great believer in getting kids to learn through play. When they are playing educational games, they improve core skills, like fine motor skills or gross motor skills.
I have listed lots of educational games below, to help kids with disabilities, like dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia etc., to improve these skills, which are essential for all-round balance and stability.
Educational games are the best way to learn!
The Same Bedtime Story
Do Repeating children’s stories boost their vocabulary?
Children who demand the same story be read to them over and over maybe learning more than those who choose a different tale every time, according to academics.
Research at the University of Sussex has found that repetition in reading storybooks is more likely to help a child acquire a broader vocabulary.
Psychologist Dr Jessica Horst and her team devised an experiment in which three-year-olds were exposed to two new words. Over the course of a week, one group heard three different stories with the same original words.
Another group heard only one of the stories with the same new words. When tested after a week, those who had heard just one story were much better at recalling the words than those who had been exposed to three different stories.
The study was published in ‘Frontiers in Psychology’, 17th February 2011.
Daily Telegraph, Monday, 21st Feb 2011.
Dyslexia & Music
Music Web Addresses – Help
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has an excellent music section. To find out more go to:
Dyslexia & Bullying
Dyslexia & Bullying
‘Stamp out Bullying Now’
Many students’ with Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s) suffer from bullying because they may be seen by some of their peers as ‘different’ and usually take longer to do things, like, reading, spelling etc.
I know of someone with a six-year-old boy and when the children did their writing, they had to keep going up to the teacher’s desk to ask for a word to be spelt out, the child would write about ten words and spent the entire 20-minute session stood in the queue at the teacher’s desk. Isn’t that ridiculous and the other children would pick on him because he was stood there all the time and the teacher would make remarks like, ‘not you again’, ‘can’t you spell anything’.
This was just asking for problems as if the child didn’t have enough already. The other children soon picked up on this and then they join in too. Some teachers need to re-think this method of ‘teaching’.
Nobody, regardless of age, should have to put up with being bullied. Treat people as you expect to be treated.
Respect each other and ‘Stamp out Bullying Now’!
We all know how traumatic bullying can be!
Many of you know just how traumatic it can be when your children are being bullied at school; some of us will have been bullied ourselves when we were younger. I am not talking about the one-off isolated case, (although this is not very nice), but children who are being bullied on a regular basis. Whilst many parents may have tried to deal with the situation when it arose, it would appear dealing with the problem at the time, is not the end of it at all.
There have been many studies on bullying, but the following research is the first to look at how bullying affected students in mid-life. This study by King’s College London analysed over 7,000 cases of children born in 1958. The results showed that many men and women who had been bullied at school, were at higher risk of developing:
Weight-related issues, i.e.,
Mental health problems, i.e.,
- Such as Depression
- Higher blood inflammation leading to
- A higher risk of Strokes and
- Cardiovascular (heart) disease.
Stories in the Media
In many cases in the media over the last few years, we have often heard schools have thought it best to move the student being bullied out of the situation. This has outraged many parents because their child who has done nothing wrong is moved and the bully is not punished. Doesn’t seem fair, does it? It would appear that schools find this easiest. All schools have programmes to help prevent bullying behaviours, but this would often be at the cost of neglecting the children’s misery.
This is the first time; it appears that we now have proof that early intervention can help to stop these problems later on in life.
Who would have thought that by being bullied when you were at school could mean you were at higher risk of such serious health issues.
We must ‘Stamp out Bullying Now!
Help & Support – Bullying
Are you being Bullied? Do you know someone who is?
There are several excellent websites that can offer – free, confidential help for young people under 25. Get non-judgemental advice and support.
Help & support at: Kidscape
Our mission is to provide children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives.
Worried about a child? Contact our trained helpline counsellors for 24/7 help, advice and support.
- Is your child being bullied?
- How do you deal with bullying?
- How do you talk to children about bullying?
Thomson’s informative guide is an excellent book and will give you a lot of help and advice.
17-year old takes his own life
We must ‘Stamp out Bullying Now!’
Another youngster takes his own life after cyberbullying.
Why do these cowards find it easier to bully someone online and probably someone they don’t even know?
Cowards – I hope they are happy now!
A 17-year-old GAA player, from County Tyrone, was taken “advantage of and exploited” before taking his life over cyberbullying a priest told his mourners.
We must ‘Stamp out Bullying Now!’
Full Research Paper & Contact details:
Takizawa, R et al. (2015) ‘Bullying victimization in childhood predicts inflammation and obesity at mid-life: a five-decade birth cohort study’ Psychological Medicine doi:10.1017/S0033291715000653
For further media information, please contact Jack Stonebridge, Press Officer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London firstname.lastname@example.org/
For further information about King’s visit our ‘King’s in Brief’ page.
Dyslexia Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.’s)
We get quite a few questions from people asking about Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s), so I have tried to answer some of the more common questions.
What is Dyslexia?
A Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD).
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Dyslexia Help, Support & Advice
There are a lot of people that can give you help and support for dyslexia. You will find some below:
National Literacy Trust
The National Literacy Trust links home, school and the wider community to inspire learners and create opportunities for everyone. We support those who work with learners through our innovative programmes, information and research. We bring together key organisations to lead literacy promotion in the UK
British Dyslexia Association
is the voice of dyslexic people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. One of the world’s leading dyslexia organisations.
Helen Arkell Centre
Learning difficulties, specialist teacher training for teaching individuals with dyslexia, adults with dyslexia, speech and language.
Davis Dyslexia Association
International: Creative talents and learning disabilities, effective methods to teach reading and overcome academic problems.
The International Dyslexia Association
Formerly the Orton Dyslexia Association. Provides resources for professionals and families dealing with individuals with reading disabilities.
Software for dyslexia, talking computers, text to speech synthesis, speech recognition and TextHelp.
Levinson Medical Centre for Learning Disabilities
is dedicated to resolving misconceptions of dyslexia and related attention deficit and anxiety disorders.
Bristol Dyslexia Centre
Find out more about dyslexia and famous dyslexics. Online learning/teaching system with cartoons, games, fun resources, Nessy and Silly Bull.
Dyslexia Research Trust
A charity established to support research into the nature and causes of developmental dyslexia and to help children with visually impaired dyslexic problems.
Bangor Dyslexia Unit
brief details on the Bangor University Dyslexia Unit.
Learning Disabilities & Mental Health
The experiences resulting from having a learning disability increases the likelihood of having a mental health problem. A 2007 study found that 20-40% of people with learning disabilities had a mental health problem.
Learning Disabilities & Mental Health
Indigo Dyslexia Centre
Charity, helping parents of dyslexic children and adults.
(Crested) – The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils
Very useful with lots of advice.
The National Association for the REgistration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils (NASEN)
NASEN aims to promote the education, training advancement and development of all those with special educational needs.
The Dyslexia Institute (Dyslexia Action)
Dyslexia Action is a national charity and the UK’s leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.
A self-help group of families involved in home education.
European Dyslexia Association (International)
Assists to develop support for dyslexic people in their educational social and cultural integration into society.
Dyslexia Association of Ireland
It aims to promote awareness of Specific Learning Disability (SLD/Dyslexia) and to serve the needs of people with this difficulty.
World Dyslexia Network Foundation (WDNF)
For international contacts and project details.
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