Comorbidity

I learned a new term this week – comorbidity. Officially the term means co-occurence of two or more different disorders in the same individual. With regards to specific learning difficulties, this often means that children with dyslexia may have symptoms or characteristics of other learning […]

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What a difference 8 weeks can make.

Ever since Jasmine started school, she really struggled with handwriting. The development of the fine motor skills required for a good pencil grip and consequently good writing were quite delayed. Consequently, she has had pretty poor writing: letters poorly formed, poor spacing between words and […]

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My “go to” item

I’ve found having a “go to” item, created by Jasmine to be very therapeutic. When I am having a low period when nothing seems to be improving or we suffer some sort of set-back on our dyslexia journey, I “go to” a little poem that […]

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ASD – our realisation

So the latest revelation is that Jasmine has mild ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Apparently many people with Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD are on the Autism Spectrum. In Jasmine’s case, her understanding of social situations, specifically reading and understanding non-verbal cues […]

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Confidence Building

“I’m no good at reading” “I’m in the special group at school” I’m just stupid – everyone is smarter than me” These are just some of the comments my daughter makes on a relatively frequent basis and she is only 7. Officially a formal assessment […]

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If you read only ONE book…

If there is only one book to read on dyslexia, its this one. Its amazing! I read this book on holiday shortly after my daughter was diagnosed and it literally changed everything for me. It breaks down the traditional view that “dyslexia is simply a […]

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The Square root rule

I’ve been doing a lot of research and reading about dyslexia and came across an absolutely amazing book that has just changed my whole understanding of dyslexia. Its called The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain There are some many insightful […]

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