Richard Branson – Famous People with Dyslexia

In celebration of Richard Branson’s 67th birthday we take a quick look at how he got to where he is today, the impact of his dyslexia and his new charity aimed at supporting and providing early identification for those with dyslexia.

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Nessy Reading & Spelling – Understanding Admin & Reports

Nessy’s admin & reports section is jam-packed with loads of useful information to help you track your student’s progress, see what they’re working on, download resources and more. This week I look at how you can best utilize the admin & reports section to make sure you’re getting the most out of Nessy Reading & Spelling.

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Spring Fever Saver: Online Reading & Spelling Program

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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Independent Learning And The Struggling Reader

Shawna’s personable blog focusses on motherhood and special needs as both of her boys need some extra help with schooling. She shares her experiences in a real way, complete with snippets of dialogue from her sons and her own frustrations and hopes through the homeschooling journey.

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What Makes a Good Dyslexia Screener?

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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

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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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This year A-Man is in “kindergarten”. I put that in quotes because when you’re homeschooling, and especially when you’re homeschooling an autistic kiddo, grade levels get a bit mushy. A lot of our school time has to look like play, and some days we do primarily therapy activities instead of traditional school lessons.

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New Nessy Upgrade

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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