Recommended for all organisations whose staff work with people, the general public, staff, trainees and students. This training offers a good solid overview, introduction to and knowledge of Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) – some use the term Neurodiversity now.
Calm… Mindfulness…Good Mental Health… Calm, peace, and tranquillity is something that we all need! We live in such a busy world, whether so much going on, especially at the moment where we are in back-to-back meetings was sat in our front rooms looking at a monitor, or via a lap top or even TV screens as monitors. With very little movement, lots of uncertainty, plus the usual trials and tribulations of adult hood, we can all be forgiven for having minds that every now and then, or from time to time, or even most of the time – are more than a little bit busy in our current helter-skelter world. One of the most useful apps I have come across… Continue reading Calm… Peace… Tranquillity… we all need some!
Find out why @EliTheDDC was moved to Blog about the film Night School (2018) staring and co-written by Kevin Hart!
21st August 2018 Good Morning all, This last month has me thinking! My strategy, unlike others has been to follow a positive awareness path, I choose to avoid the doom & gloom – fire and brimstone approach! I don’t spend my time trying to scare you all into submission and action, by telling you all you need to be making ‘reasonable adjustments’ for your dyslexic employees, by ranting about the 2010 Equality Act and scaremongering using examples of negative situations and outcomes. Nope, that is just not the way I work: instead I use the positive, proactive, positive awareness and positive relay approach: raising positive awareness of dyslexia and SPLD (Specific Learning Difficulties) awareness, and championing folks. Instead of brimstone… Continue reading Positivity is Key to positive and lasting awareness!
Local inspiration! Educators please think before you use famous dyslexics to try and inspire your dyslexic students! We all love to hear about famous successful dyslexics, it makes most of us very proud and pleased for them and their successes; however, using them as inspiration and a way to empower your students may actually be having the opposite effect! Many years ago I used to work in a secondary school. One day I was working with a fab bunch of teens, who were sadly disengaging with education. I had actually been told that it was too late to work with them (yr10 & yr11) of course me being me, I made sure that these were the students that I started… Continue reading Use local Dyslexics to inspire your students…
Dyslexia information Day was founded in 2018 by Elizabeth Wilkinson, 2018 sees ten years and eighteen events! Elizabeth, the team of volunteers and exhibitors have between them, helped, informed and inspired over 2000 visitors, and are dedicated to continue on to help and empower even more over the coming years! The very first Dyslexia information Day was in May 2008 at Ketley Community Center in Telford, and the eighteenth event is about to take place at Enginuity’s Engine Shop in Coalbrookdale, on Saturday 10th March 2018, CLICK HERE to get your FREE tickets (this helps up to gauge visitor numbers for printing and refreshments) but you can also just turn up on the day too. This years themes are ‘Dyslexics… Continue reading Dyslexia information Day celebrates 10 years!
Every Day Hero’s – Because they are ready to be Hero’s every day! If you don’t already know: consider myself really lucky to do the work I do, to meet the wonderful people I meet, as I get to work with truly amazing people! One of my clients, as some of you already know is Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), I am proud to work with them and appreciate how very important the work they do, is! I have had the privilege of working with many SFRS individuals over the last several years and trained lots of their staff too. Sometimes when working with individuals, an alerter may go off, or a call may come through, and every now and… Continue reading Every Day Hero’s
I am delighted to have been asked to visit Loughborough in Leicestershire in October to deliver a talk on dyslexia at the Loogabarooga Festival in Loughborough. The talk will be taking Place in Loughborough Library on Saturday 21st October 2017, 1:30pm – 3:30pm. If you fancy finding out about dyslexia basics and having an overview of Meares Irlen Syndrome then this talk is for you, there will be time for Q&A too! To buy your Dyslexia Talk tickets (Click here) It was the lovely and super talented author Mandy E Ward, who writes the The Adventures of Cassy Kindly & her Friends series, who suggested me as a speaker to the Loogabarooga Festival organisers. Mandy will be at Loogabarooga Festival… Continue reading Loogabarooga Festival 2017