Spring Fever Saver: Online Reading & Spelling Program

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In a new post on her blog, Mum Alicia Hutchinson, has recently shared her experience with Nessy Reading & Spelling and why it is useful for children and their parents.   Alicia explains that when spring comes, she believes that it becomes harder for our children to concentrate, so she found this program very useful …

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William Butler Yeats – Famous People with Dyslexia

  If W. B Yeats was alive he would be 152 today, sadly he isn’t, but his poems live on and he is widely regarded as one of the best poets and foremost figures of 20th century literature.  A lesser known fact however is that it is also widely believed he had dyslexia.   In …

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What Makes a Good Dyslexia Screener?

Screening for dyslexia

A dyslexia screener should not be confused with a test that measures student grade level like DIBELS and FAST. These tests will identify students who have fallen behind but not the reasons why. A thorough dyslexia assessment requires a highly trained professional and will cost a minimum of $500 – usually more.  It takes 2-4 …

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How to Plan a Story

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Knowing where to start when planning a story is hard, the initial concept is abstract, with no concrete image to latch onto –  particularly difficult for children with dyslexia who are usually very visual thinkers.

There are some simple things to remember when starting to plan any story that will make it easier for your child to stay on track and have a clear idea of where their tale is heading.

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Pre-order Nessy Fingers Touch-Typing

Nessy Fingers online is coming Summer 2017! Nessy Fingers Touch-Typing has been an award-winning Nessy program for some time, however in recent years it’s unfortunately started to become obsolete, not working on Macs or tablets. As great a program as the old Nessy Fingers was, it was time for an upgrade. Luckily, that paved the …

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The Best Online Reading Program for Screen-Addicted Kiddos

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  Kaylene, mum of 3 (soon to be 4!) and homeschooling blogger at ‘This outnumbered Mama‘ has written a lovely review of Nessy Reading & Spelling. Kaylene’s wonderful blog talks about her family; both the good and tougher times, homeschooling children with and without special needs, parenting and the challenges and rewards of working from home. …

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New Nessy Upgrade

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Nessy’s been upgraded! Don’t worry, most of the stuff is behind the scenes to make sure Nessy is working optimally for you, but there are a few new features for you to check out.

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Homeschooling & Dyslexia

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Homeschooling as a parent is a tough, but rewarding, year-round job, and it’s an option more and more parents are taking. Frustrated with a schooling system that doesn’t always supply the appropriate interventions to help children who learn differently, parents are taking their children out of school to ensure they get the help they need. …

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