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We have the 5 lucky winners of Maria Farrer's first Novel ‘broken strings’.
Thanks to all who take part in this competition!
The winners are:
Chris Wellard
Tracey Nicol-lewis
Gillian Manny
Amanda Leming Caden
Lou Barnes
If you are one of the winners, please contact us by sending a private message with your details and the address where you want to receive the book.

16 Apr 2014 - 09:45 · Facebook
Today we suggest a listening activity to help your children improve their auditory processing skills.
Use a tape recorder to record everyday sounds and familiar voices and ask questions about them. You can also make them to describe the sounds back to you.

15 Apr 2014 - 15:58 · Facebook
Following last week’s tips, this week we are publishing some games and activities that you can play with your children to help them improve their abilities.
The first one is about following instructions.
Give a range of instructions, always preceding them with his name, beginning with one sequence - Bring your book' through to several sequences - 'Go to the cupboard', 'Bring me a pencil'. Do the same with ingredients lists.

14 Apr 2014 - 17:00 · Facebook
Many congratulations to all the wonderful runners who took part in yesterday’s London Marathon, especially the fabulous #TeamDA runners – you are all truly amazing!
Don’t forget, if you want to take part in the world’s largest fundraising event next year, the ballot re-opens at www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com Tuesday 22nd April from 12am and is expected to fill within hours, so get in there quick!
To get you in the mood, here are some inspirational photos from yesterday.

14 Apr 2014 - 10:42 · Facebook
Today is the last day of reading hints and tips, but don't worry we have another surprise ready for next week.
Thanks a lot for your comments and opinions.
We really hope it has been useful and please let us know you have any more you can tell us by commenting on the post.

Choose books that are easier for a dyslexic or reluctant reader – One size does not fit all but Dyslexia Action recommends the following criteria and books that:
• Are of interest to the reader and relevant to their age (reluctant and slow readers need to have their imaginations engaged and their efforts rewarded).
• Are well structured and easy to follow (simplicity of information make it easier to follow the story).
• Use vocabulary familiar to the reader (dyslexic readers often have a limited sight vocabulary).
• Have short sentences and paragraphs (helps to maintain interest and a feeling of progress).
• Are well laid out on the page with wide margins and plenty of white space (encourages the reader to maintain a good reading flow and pace).
• Have the right margins unjustified; justified text may look neat but with an unjustified text it is easier to distinguish between lines read and those yet to read.
• Have headings, bullets and other signposting where appropriate (helps the reader navigate the content more easily).
• Have pictures with captions, callouts and boxed text where relevant (act as signposts and help to break up the main text into manageable chunks).
• Are printed on tinted paper (helps to reduce the resonance of black text on white paper).
• Are printed in clear sans serif fonts, such as Arial, that are a minimum of 11pt (aids reading by ensuring each letter is clearly distinguishable).

11 Apr 2014 - 18:33 · Facebook
Today is the last day of reading hints and tips, but don't worry we have another surprise ready for next week.
Thanks a lot for your comments and opinions.
We really hope it has been useful and please let us know you have any more you can tell us by commenting on the post.

Choose books that are easier for a dyslexic or reluctant reader – One size does not fit all but Dyslexia Action recommends the following criteria and books that:
• Are of interest to the reader and relevant to their age (reluctant and slow readers need to have their imaginations engaged and their efforts rewarded).
• Are well structured and easy to follow (simplicity of information make it easier to follow the story).
• Use vocabulary familiar to the reader (dyslexic readers often have a limited sight vocabulary).
• Have short sentences and paragraphs (helps to maintain interest and a feeling of progress).
• Are well laid out on the page with wide margins and plenty of white space (encourages the reader to maintain a good reading flow and pace).
• Have the right margins unjustified; justified text may look neat but with an unjustified text it is easier to distinguish between lines read and those yet to read.
• Have headings, bullets and other signposting where appropriate (helps the reader navigate the content more easily).
• Have pictures with captions, callouts and boxed text where relevant (act as signposts and help to break up the main text into manageable chunks).
• Are printed on tinted paper (helps to reduce the resonance of black text on white paper).
• Are printed in clear sans serif fonts, such as Arial, that are a minimum of 11pt (aids reading by ensuring each letter is clearly distinguishable).

11 Apr 2014 - 12:24 · Facebook

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