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by ealteacher
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a "dyslexic millionaire"
Replies: 26
Views: 3239

Re: a "dyslexic millionaire"

Jenny wrote: What makes tweaking feasible in reading is that the word being attempted is very often in the reader’s aural/oral vocabulary, so if it’s slightly mispronounced on the first decoding attempt, self-correction is often possible, even for young children. For the equivalent to happen in spel...
by ealteacher
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a "dyslexic millionaire"
Replies: 26
Views: 3239

Re: a "dyslexic millionaire"

Hi Volunteer Yes I will tell you what happens. To do anything with due respect to all the factors involved, I will have to get together a 'package' of resources and references for him and a description of why he cannot spell/read and a prediction of outcome. But this whole thread has clarified an is...
by ealteacher
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a "dyslexic millionaire"
Replies: 26
Views: 3239

Re: a "dyslexic millionaire"

Jenny says, "there might be only a slim chance of improving 'enough for him to be really confident'. I think adults can improve their spelling, but in my experience it always remains below-par. The reason is probably that in order to be a really good speller as an adult one has not just to know how ...
by ealteacher
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a "dyslexic millionaire"
Replies: 26
Views: 3239

Re: a "dyslexic millionaire"

Many many thanks for the range of suggestions you have given. I am going to collate these ideas and references and go to visit the business premises of my curtain man - he and his wife are still doing a couple of days a week and he was keen for me to know when - I think he was really asking for help...
by ealteacher
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a "dyslexic millionaire"
Replies: 26
Views: 3239

Re: a "dyslexic millionaire"

Thankyou Volunteer for your suggestion about Toe by Toe. I believe that his wife might be able to help him with that. I only know this gentleman cause he came to the house to sort out the curtains, so I know very little about what he can or cannot do other than what he told me. He lives in West York...
by ealteacher
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a "dyslexic millionaire"
Replies: 26
Views: 3239

Re: a "dyslexic millionaire"

Re: "Teach him. He'll probably surprise you with what he then does." Thankyou for the reply, Volunteer. Yes that would seem the best thing to do ... except I have a very heavy commitment to caring duties at home and do not want to take on the job. Also, dare I say it - what if I am wrong and there a...
by ealteacher
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a "dyslexic millionaire"
Replies: 26
Views: 3239

a "dyslexic millionaire"

I have just been speaking with the man who came to fit my new curtain rail and curtains. Semi-retired now and a self-made millionaire, his one regret in life was, he said, that he was 'severely dyslexic' and had never read a book. He would, he said, do anything if this could be sorted but he knew he...
by ealteacher
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: information requested
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: information requested

Thankyou Geraldine and Lesley for your replies. I have passed them on.
best wishes
Pat
by ealteacher
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: information requested
Replies: 3
Views: 773

information requested

Hello I am asking for some information please. I have just come back from a meeting where local councillors spoke about their jobs and their priorities. Underachievement in some local primary schools was identified as a major cause for concern. These schools have many children who do not have Englis...
by ealteacher
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: reading recovery/synthetic phonics
Replies: 32
Views: 4215

Thanks for all the comments on this issue.
things are more complicated than I thought.
If I should ever have the opportunity to meet Ms Johnson again in similar circumstances (there was a smallish group of us) any ideas of what I should refer her to?
thanks
Pat
by ealteacher
Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: reading recovery/synthetic phonics
Replies: 32
Views: 4215

Well it seems that I am a bit naive or just don't know enough of what's going on.
At the very least, I would hope that reading Diane MacGuinness's book would inform Ms Johnson's input into policy.
Pat
by ealteacher
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: reading recovery/synthetic phonics
Replies: 32
Views: 4215

reading recovery/synthetic phonics

Hi At a local meeting yesterday, I met Diana Johnson, the junior minister for schools. Ms Johnson mentioned government initiatives in the area of reading. She mentioned the use of Reading Recovery. I spoke to Ms Johnson and said that there was a large body of opinion that thought that Reading Recove...
by ealteacher
Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Books without words
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

If I remember rightly, the very first level in the Wellington Square series has no words.
Hope this helps
Pat Oxley-Wakefield
by ealteacher
Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: is this fair?
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

+ thanks for your replies, Pat and Frances. I do have lsa help in these classes. I am thinking of making a stand and challenging this allocation of resources. I take the point that it is not so unusual. the SENCO and the Deputy Head with responsibility for inclusion have both tried to get the situat...
by ealteacher
Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: is this fair?
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

is this fair?

The year sevens at my school are divided into five sets for English. I take the bottom set as I am an SEN teacher. Trouble is I have 23 kids some of them with reading ages of 5 and 6. When I looked into it, the other sets have big numbers too except set three which has 15. I understand that this set...