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Sharing dyslexia stories from all stages and walks of life to help parents of Tween/Teenage Dyslexics find practical tips.
35 Episodes
#34 The education system and dyslexia: A view from the inside and outside. Chrissie Grant
 And this episode Chrissie Grant shares how she began as a support worker and then branched out into becoming a private education mentor.We cover things like:ActingThe state systemHow schools wait for teenagers to failThe transition from junior school to high schoolHow there’s a gap between academic tutoring and therapeutic tutoringHow she’s encountered so many students who think they can’t do things because they’re dyslexicBringing Hope to people who aren’t positive about their specialized thinkingOne of the biggest challenges is helping people within the systems understand the advantages of NeurodiversityBuilding up the link between students home and schoolHow parents often feel let down by the system, yet teachers themselves feel let down by the system because they can’t help the children the way they want to.How seeing children get hooked on learning is like a drug for Chrissie and is a great rewardSharing her own experience of dyspraxia and how affects her work lifeAdvice to her teacher teenage self “life is long”. Enjoy the journey you don’t have to get to the party too soonAdvice to herself as a parent in the future. Listen hard to your child and have mindless optimism. Links you might like to check out: Website: Uniquely Human : Multiple Intelligence use your strengths fb group: Google keep: Google calendar: All the apps in call Scotland: Dyslexia Explored episodes: course: SundayMap course: it notesWhiteboardsMind MappingMindfulnessKindness to yourselfBelieve in yourselfMusicYoga
#32 How Dyslexia impacts Adults and children. Insights from CEO of Dyslexia Scotland Cathy Magee
If your Scottish and involved in Dyslexia, this is one to listen to! Also, if your involved in a dyslexia group, there is a lot to learn from how Dyslexia Scotland has grown over the last 50 yrs. In this episode we explore the story of Dyslexia Scotland and all the things it can teach us about dyslexia itself and also other groups who help with dyslexia. It all began in 1968 with parent support groups and volunteers. Two main dyslexia organizations developed. The Scottish dyslexia trust, which gave grants and the other “Dyslexia in Scotland” which was about volunteer parents.Cathy explains how in 2002 Jackie Stewart the famous formula 1 racing champion, helped pull together both these organizations into one, called Dyslexia Scotland in 2004.Jackie Stewart found he was dyslexic through his teenage son being identified and is the President of Dyslexia Scotland and Vice President Of the British Dyslexia Association. Cathy explains how the biggest challenge that Dyslexia Scotland faced was how to raise the awareness and solutions to the 500,000 adults and children with dyslexia in Scotland and maintaining that wide scope.We go into depth on the huge range of different things that are available through dyslexia Scotland and also some of the interesting challenges that are unexpected with dyslexia for adults in the workplace doing driving tests and so much more.Here are the links you might want to check out:Dyslexia Scotland leaflets (there are 38 in total, all free to download and arranged in categories for different groups): 3 (general about all our services, support, information, for anyone with dyslexia and those who support/employ dyslexic people) (Toolkit for teachers) (website for dyslexic children and young people aged 8-18)Social Media channels:Facebook: Blog, A Life less ordinary: Helpline: to Thursday 10am to 4:30pmFriday 10am to 4pmHow to contact the Helpline:Telephone: 0344 800 84 84Email: Explored episodes: course: SundayMap course:
#25 The dyslexia test for his daughter brought an unexpected personal challenge for John Hicks
#25 Dyslexia in Adults is often found when your child is identified. John Hicks shares that his biggest challenge when he read his daughters assessment was what it threw up for him, memories from the past and certain behaviours in work that started to make sense.In this story we touch on:Life CoachingHow being asked for a favour to read a bible passage out loud led to an unexpected breakdown.How his daughter didn't seem dyslexic enough for helpGetting an independent assessmentThe report reads like it's about John not just JessFinding a purpose in helping struggling teens and parents in schoolThe value of assistive technology.Message to teenage self: Stand up for yourselfMessage to parent self: Look at the Big Picture. Look beyond the behaviour.And a lot more...LinksWebsite: page: @DyslexiaBlogger page: ways to successfully negotiate support in Schools for Dyslexia ebook:‘Taking stress out of writing’ article: profile: profile: : OneNote: Explored episodes: course: Notes
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