Stand tall, be proud!

We’ve recently arrived in the suburbs of New York after uprooting our family from our lives in London. For Jasmine, this meant leaving her school, her friends and her well established routines and transplanting her into a new country, a new neighbourhood and of course […]

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The Comic Breakthrough

20 mins of reading a day is what is stipulated by the specialists and school. Truth be told, after an hour and a half on the school bus, completing maths and spelling homework, the last thing she (or I for that matter) want to do […]

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Fussy Fussy

I realised that I don’t often mention the dyspraxic element of Jasmine’s learning difference as often as the dyslexic. This past few months, her fussiness with food has been driving me absolutely crazy that I thought it a good time to talk about it. To […]

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The power of Affirming words

The dyslexic child is so used to finding things difficult at school that there is a tendency to avoid things that could be challenging, find the easy option, guess or indeed avoid trying altogether. In the case of the latter, this is often accompanied with […]

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“Below Average”

So at the start of each new term we get an individual education plan (IEP) for Jasmine that lays out the specific areas of focus for the following term in maths, reading, spelling, writing etc. The IEP always has some statistics at the top – […]

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“I want to go to the Library”

I never thought I would hear Jasmine say these words. Sure enough this whole past week she has been begging for me to take her to the library. With work, school, after school activities and homework we had not been able to go. This afternoon […]

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