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by Derrie Clark
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Music Lessons
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Re: Music Lessons

The ancient Greeks knew it too:

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning."

Plato (around 400 BC)
by Derrie Clark
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Nursery schools have been 'colonised by the middle class',
Replies: 8
Views: 2946

Re: Nursery schools have been 'colonised by the middle class',

We need to take advantage of the situation by ensuring a good mix of children from different socio economic backgrounds so children with poor language can be surrounded by good models.
by Derrie Clark
Sun May 10, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES: Goswami on 'dyslexia' and D.McGuinness' critique (long)
Replies: 13
Views: 20547

Re: TES: Goswami on 'dyslexia' and D.McGuinness' critique (long)

I am never clear how Goswami selects her subjects for her studies? How does she define and diagnose dyslexia? How are these youngsters any different from other youngsters with persistent difficulty in 'acquiring' literacy skills?
by Derrie Clark
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: HOC Education Select Comm. call for evidence on SP teaching
Replies: 13
Views: 8203

Re: HOC Education Select Comm. call for evidence on SP teaching

Unfortunately, I didn't post mine in time. Here it is anyway: The Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) undertook an investigation of dyslexia (BPS, 1999, 2005). A working party examined the research evidence and surveyed current practice in o...
by Derrie Clark
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Papermover v RR teacher
Replies: 86
Views: 17113

Re: Papermover v RR teacher

Yes Volunteer I think you might be coming up against some beliefs that the early teaching of reading is driven by different political ideologies - crudely put the belief that phonics is right-wing, whole-word methods are left-wing. This has been an ongoing problem. Yet, all political parties have su...
by Derrie Clark
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Papermover v RR teacher
Replies: 86
Views: 17113

Re: Papermover v RR teacher

Yes Jenny: As I see it, the big fly in the ointment is the belief that children start by reading words as unanalysed wholes. Once people accept that, it seems logical to think that children need phonological awareness in order to start breaking words down (analysing them) into smaller units and that...
by Derrie Clark
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Papermover v RR teacher
Replies: 86
Views: 17113

Re: Papermover v RR teacher

I was a parent governor and was warned against advising on teaching methods by the Chair of Governers.
by Derrie Clark
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Papermover v RR teacher
Replies: 86
Views: 17113

Re: Papermover v RR teacher

This actually sounds fairly typical I'm afraid. As a Governer 10 years ago I had an email warning me about the way I was challenging the school's practice! I have had several teachers and parents now tell me that autistic children respond well to Sounds-Write because it is so logical. It's incredibl...
by Derrie Clark
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: When pupils continue to be failed
Replies: 1
Views: 1470

When pupils continue to be failed

So, academies do not have to abide by the statutory guidelines: The new National Curriculum, statutory in maintained schools from September 2014, states that pupils in Y1 should ''read aloud accurately books that are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge and that do not require them to u...
by Derrie Clark
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Paper: SPELD NZ remedial intervention for 'dyslexia'
Replies: 7
Views: 2681

Re: Paper: SPELD NZ remedial intervention for 'dyslexia'

That's interesting ... The House of Commons Science and Technology Committeee (2009-10) in the Report of the Evidence Check of early literacy interventions concluded that the term 'dyslexia' was not useful from an educational point of view because . . . the techniques to teach a child diagnosed with...
by Derrie Clark
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Paper: SPELD NZ remedial intervention for 'dyslexia'
Replies: 7
Views: 2681

Re: Paper: SPELD NZ remedial intervention for 'dyslexia'

So half of this group had already been through Reading Recovery?
by Derrie Clark
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The end of dyslexia?
Replies: 49
Views: 9937

Re: The end of dyslexia?

Sounds like the well known luffa test volunteer.
by Derrie Clark
Wed May 14, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Whole Language Chameleon
Replies: 2
Views: 2657

Re: The Whole Language Chameleon

This is really useful Susan. Thank you.
by Derrie Clark
Wed May 14, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics Works
Replies: 1
Views: 1023

Re: Phonics Works

Excellent find Jim. Thank you.