Tips for Dyslexic Teens!

    “I know that teaching is the one occupation that has the potential to change the world. With your help we can change the world for every student that may be struggling.” Georgia Ryan   Georgia Ryan is a student and Youth Ambassador for the Dyslexia Mid North Coast in New South Wales, Australia. …

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How to teach a young child to write!

Children with dyslexia often find it difficult to put their ideas into words. Written language contains lots of complex rules that can make writing a daunting task. For a sentence to make sense a child must understand the rules surrounding grammar, sentence construction and punctuation. This can seem like a lot for child to remember, …

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Exams, Standardised Testing, and Assistive tech: Advice for Teens

“I know that teaching is the one occupation that has the potential to change the world. With your help we can change the world for every student that may be struggling.” Georgia Ryan Georgia Ryan is a student and Youth Ambassador for the Dyslexia Mid North Coast in New South Wales, Australia. Georgia was diagnosed …

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How to Talk to Your Child about Dyslexia.

Dyslexia can be tricky for a child to understand. After all, it can often be hard enough for an adult to understand! A dyslexic child might not understand why they struggle to read and spell. This can have a negative effect on their mental health. For example: A child doesn’t understand why they are falling …

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Benefits of Learning to Touch Type

  “With an enormous computer presence in schools, the question is no longer whether to teach keyboarding but when to teach it.” Gary Hopkins, The American journal Education World   What is touch typing? Touch typing is the method of typing without looking at the keyboard. It is a skill that isn’t usually taught in …

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Big Changes are Coming to Admin & Reports

From 28th May you’ll notice some changes to Admin & Reports. Moving forward, licenses will be allocated at the student level, not the group. This means that students within a group can have access to different programs.   Creating a New Student If a student profile is created via the ‘Create New Monkey’ button, they …

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Founding the Bristol Dyslexia Centre

Pat Jones’ teaching style and methods are unique because she believes learning can be and should be fun. This ethos evolved into the Nessy philosophy, and is something that makes Pat’s approach very different to the other Orton-Gillingham programs around the world.

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Comparing Nessy Learning to Saxon Phonics: A Case Study

Tiffany James, Reading and Dyslexia Specialist, compares the traditional paper-based phonics teaching tool (Saxon Phonics) to a digital, games-based alternative (Nessy Learning), and their impact on child literacy. The study followed 22 children from kindergarten to halfway through second grade comparing their results to 22,000 children across the United States who had taken the DIBELs …

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