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!
Delighted to have been interviewed by Becca Lory and Katherine Cody for the DifferentBrains.org Spectrumly Speaking
Dyslexia information Day 16 Guest Blog: Katie Woodland Company: Woodland Psychological Services Ltd What does your company do? Independent mental health service empowering and educating people through mental health difficulties. We have a track record of delivering highly effective, intensive interventions using a holistic and integrated approach to therapy. As well as developing a revolutionary eCourse which drastically reduces the ‘dyslexia barrier’ to learning in just 8 weeks. Who will be at Dyslexia information Day 16? Katie Woodland Are you dyslexic? No but I am Dyscalculic What type of exhibitor is Katie? Katie is both an exhibitor and an inspirational Guest Exhibitor as she is Dyscalculic, Elizabeth (DiD Founder) and the DiD team feel that Katie is an inspiration to… Continue reading Meet our newest ‘Inspirational’ Exhibitor Katie Woodland
We are delighted that The Ideas Cupboard will be at the upcoming Dyslexia information Day on Saturday 14th may 2016! Businesss Name: The Ideas Cupboard Description of business: The Ideas Cupboard: Opening Doors To Your Future… We support start-up businesses and SME’s (Small to Medium Enterprises) throughout the UK, with the use of design, web and print services – Connecting and supporting people in business. Samantha Harris, Creative Director of The Ideas Cupboard – I am dyslexic among other things, I don’t let it hold me back in running a very busy design studio or being a full time mum. My dyslexia just means I solve my client’s problems in a different way, it can be hard but learning… Continue reading New Exhibitor for Dyslexia information Day: 14th may 2016 at Enginuity
Introducing another fabulous new exhibitor who will be at the upcoming Dyslexia information Day…Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST) Name of organisation: SYST (Shropshire Youth Support Trust) A Brief description of what the organsation does: SYST (Shropshire Youth Support Trust) is a new charity established to help people start in business. Through our Enterprise Centre, we will provide our entrepreneurs with subsidised premises alongside free mentorship and advice, helping them create sustainable businesses. Based at Brodie House SYST is Shropshire’s new Enterprise Hub where you can get started in business, receive help, advice and space to develop. Who will be at this Dyslexia information Day : Richard Nuttall Are you dyslexic? no In what capacity are… Continue reading Dyslexia information Day new exhibitor Blog
Hello there, we have another fabulous volunteer blog for you, this lady has been supporting Dyslexia information Day from the very beginning, she had to take a little break when her granddaughter was born, but she has been with us either in spirit or actually on hand to help out since 2008. Introducing… Business name & your name: Claire Mckeown / True Potential Hypnotherapy A Brief description of your business: Claire is a professional Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Trainer and Coach and is dedicated to improving people’s quality of life, helping them to remove barriers, identify challenges, build confidence and take action to enable them to live life to the full. She has successfully helped hundreds of clients with many… Continue reading Another Dyslexia information Day volunteer blog: Claire!
Introducing you to one of your longest serving Dyslexia information Day (DiD) volunteers: Name: Katie Mckeown Your role at Dyslexia information Day: Support and general helper Are you dyslexic? Yes In what capacity are you attending Dyslexia information Day 15: Volunteer. DiD founder Eli says: Katie will be at DiD as a local Inspirational Guest Exhibitor – helping to promote the Dyslexia Awards and as a general volunteer to help and support visitors. Why Get involved with or exhibit at Dyslexia information Day: Because I have helped at every single one! DiD founder Eli says: Katie is part of the fixtures and fittings 🙂 she embodies what Dyslexia information Day is all about, celebrating success! … Continue reading Dyslexia information Day volunteer Blog interview
Volunteer interview blog post: introducing to you a lovely but camera shy volunteer! Name: Lisa Lamb Your role at Dyslexia information Day: Meet and Great or anything else you would like help with. Are you dyslexic? No, but I’m special! Language processing issues. (Eli says: language processing issues can appear and manifest as quite similar to dyslexia, but without phonological difficulties, so Lisa has a really great empathy and understanding with the students she works with, and dyslexia information day visitors.) In what capacity do you attend Dyslexia information Day 15: Volunteer Why Get involved with or exhibit at Dyslexia information Day: It’s informative and I want to support DID to highlight to others what support and encouragement… Continue reading Volunteer Interview blog post for Dyslexia information Day fifteen
Delighted that this exhibitor had their funding granted which enables them to be around to exhibit at Dyslexia information Day again to offer support and guidance to our visitors. Organisation name: Independent Support About your organsation does: We can help parents/carers and young people with the new Education, Health and Care Plan process (EHCP). We ensure the views, needs and wishes of the child, young person and their parents are reflected throughout the EHC assessment and planning process. We can help with One Page profiles and help you understand the local offer. We are free, independent and impartial. Name(s) of people attending this Dyslexia inforamtion Day: Michelle Young, Susie McClean and Kim Fawke Are you/any of you… Continue reading Independent Support (IS) Dyslexia information Day exhibitor interview blog
New Exhibitor! Company / organisation name: Woodland Psychological Services Ltd A Brief description of what your company / organsation does: Empower people to support those around them who are struggling with a mental health difficulty (inc. dyslexia). Through advice, therapy and training we support individuals, businesses and schools to understand and manage difficulties they, or others are facing. Name(s) of people attending this Dyslexia information Day: Katie Woodland (Managing Director & Psychologist) & Amy Richards (Assistant Psychologist) Are you/any of you dyslexic? No In what capacity are you attending Dyslexia information Day 15: Exhibitor Why Get involved with or exhibit at Dyslexia information Day: To help spread awareness of the difficulties people with dyslexia face,… Continue reading Katie Woodland – Woodland Psychological Services Ltd. Dyslexia information Day interview blog