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Reading and Spelling Games for Parents: Learning at Home

 One of the most frequent questions I am asked by parents is what they can do with their child at home to support their learning in reading, spelling and maths. Most often, my answer is PLAY GAMES! It is for this reason that I am launching my first (in hopefully a series of) ‘Learning at Home’ events: Reading and Spelling Games for Parents.
The event will be a free 45 minute session in which we explore some very simple games you can play at home with your child to practise reading and spelling; most will be family favourites which can be adapted for reading and spelling. I will give you some resources to take home so that you can reproduce the games again yourself, and show you how you can fit the games around your child’s spelling list or personal words which they find tricky. I will also share some ideas for iPad apps, websites and purchasable resources which you can use at home with your child. To book a place, please email sam@uneedus.net or complete the contact form on my 'Contact Us' page.

BDA Approved Teacher Status

I now officially hold Approved Teacher Status with the British Dyslexia Association! This certificate is a recognition of my qualification to provide specialist teaching intervention to children with dyslexia and I am so excited to have achieved it! You will now be able to find me on the BDA's list of approved tutors. 

Memory and Dyslexia

Why Intervention Is Important -  An interesting video! I often get questions about why children are struggling to use their spelling words in their writing or why they can't remember a word they just read a couple of pages later. This video makes a really good start at explaining what effect working memory can have on learning. Fascinating to learn more about how dyslexia manifests in other languages too! 

Summer School UK

Details for my UK Summer School 2018 to be announced! Watch this space!

Maths Summer School - Berlin

Plans and dates to be announced soon!

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