July 10, 2019

Building assistive technology into a future strategy for your students is an integral part of designing your curriculum for the year. Schools have committed to planning a structure for homework and frameworks aiming to deliver spiritual, moral, social, and cultural knowledge, all essential to the healthy development of a child. If however, EdTech planning is not in place, then your school is heading in the direction of a strategic learning gap. Assistive Technology in education, or “EdTech”, can give...

March 5, 2019

One of my previous students, let’s call him Stuart, loved telling stories. His imagination was fantastic, his language was rich, and he could tell me how people were feeling and what their motivations were without pausing for breath. In fact, he had a back story for everything. “You see”, he would say with eyes sparkling, “the reason that she is so sad, is because her auntie is on holiday, and she always makes the dinner, so mum has to cook, and she burns everything.” Stuart could make all the correc...

April 18, 2016

How can we rule in or rule out SpLD?

Thoughts inspired from recent CPD:

Dyslexia & Foreign Language Teaching provided by Future Learn and Lancaster University.                             

Imagine the challenge.

A latent learning difficulty that had previously been masked in your first language starts to emerge. 

Why might this be the case?

Because English is not a transparent language.

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