“Once Upon a Time …” – Reading to Children Makes Them Happy and Smart!

Winter is coming … It’s time to cuddle up with stories and let your the imagination run wild.

Exciting, funny, disturbing, romantic and sometimes sad … For hundreds of years, stories have provided entertainment for all age groups. Stories are of great importance in the development of our children as they not only arouse emotions but also allow us to access empathy. We put together a collection of exciting links, events and get you thinking about what reading aloud could do for you and your children.

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Weekly Roundup: Dybuster Calcularis Taster Package & How to Find a Dyslexia Screener

Dybuster Calcularis Taster Package

Last week we launched Dybuster Taster Packages across our learning software Calcularis and Orthograph. We are so happy to be able to share this special offer with you and to welcome you to Dybuster’s multi-sensory learning experience!

Get the Calcularis Taster Package here for only £29 for three months!
Get the Orthograph Taster Package here for only £29 for three months!

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Weekly Roundup: Dybuster Taster Packs & Signs of Dyscalculia

 

Dybuster Taster Packs

This week we launched a unique newcomers offer so that you can get to know us! Or at least get to know Dybuster’s learning software. You can choose between:

Dybuster’s Orthograph that promotes the development and coordination of areas of the brain responsible for the spelling learning process. The software trains a comprehensive set of basic English vocabulary (with options to practise foreign languages, too) and can be extended as desired with user-created modules. Orthograph can be used from the first year of school up to adulthood and is ideal for children with dyslexia.

Get the Orthograph Taster Package here for only £29 for three months!

Or

Dybuster’s Calcularis a mathematics learning software that promotes the development and coordination of areas of the brain responsible for processing numbers, amounts and mathematical tasks. Calcularis can be used from the first year of school up to adulthood and is specially designed for children with dyscalculia (weakness in numeracy).

Get the Calcularis Taster Package here for only £29 for three months!

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Weekly Roundup: Dyslexia Awareness Week & Dyslexic Space Scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock

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We Have Now Reached The End of Dyslexia Awareness Week….Not To Worry!

We have come to the end of another successful Dyslexia Awareness Week here in the UK, but don’t fret! The challenge of raising awareness need not stop here as October is Dyslexia Awareness Month worldwide! Let’s keep sharing as much as we can to help inform others of this widespread learning difficulty.

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This Weeks Top Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Events

 by Daniela Sherer

GroOops – 3 day fundamentals training

October 8thOctober 10th

Experiential 3-day workshop

You will join like-minded individuals for a three-day therapeutic, coach/ mentoring programme addressing the Emotional Repercussions of Dyslexia.  This is a skills training workshop based in a tranquil, harmonious setting that nurtures personal and professional wellbeing.

We will be focusing specifically on integrating the learning from our GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling experience, developing your personal practice further and direct you in ways to benefit your client base in new and innovative ways. You will leave this workshop with improved clarity and confidence to incorporate new understanding and skills into your clients’ lives.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia Research Presented For Kids & UK Study Finds Children With Maths Difficulties Far Less Likely To Receive An Official Diagnosis Than Their Peers With Dyslexia

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Dyscalculia Research Presented for Kids

This post highlights the importance of making easy to understand informative articles about difficulties like dyscalculia to make it accessible for children. The more a child can understand dyscalculia the more confident they can be of overcoming future challenges. This post contains useful links to articles written by scientists and reviewed by children, to make sure kids are the top priority!

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Weekly Roundup: How Technology Can Help (And Trouble) Workers With Dyslexia & Dyscalculia: Why Maths Doesn’t Add Up For Some Of Us

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How Technology Can Help (And Trouble) Workers With Dyslexia

This week we had a wonderful guest post from Sally Writes about the use of technology to combat dyslexia in the workplace. The article particularly comments on how unlike today’s dyslexic youth, adults with dyslexia don’t have any assistive technology specifically designed for them. Sally highlights the useful and the not so useful tech for helping dyslexics in the workplace and the future possibilities of assistive technologies.

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How Technology Can Help (And Trouble) Workers With Dyslexia

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Between 5% and 12%of Europeans have dyslexia or an associated learning disorder, and for those who live with it, dyslexia continues to affect us in adulthood. Technology can be used to help children with dyslexia to work with their condition and develop ways to read and write. But unlike today’s dyslexic youth, adults with dyslexia don’t have any assistive technology specifically designed for them. In today’s online world, the space given by online communication and the speed at which online work-based communication happens can both help and hinder dyslexic adults. While word processors, spell-checkers, and online workspaces can benefit dyslexic adults, it can sometimes be overwhelming to receive information as quickly as it’s given in the ‘information age’.

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Weekly Roundup: Adults With Mathematical Learning Difficulties

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Helping Adults With Mathematical Learning Difficulties

This is a wonderful guest post from educator Sarah Jarvis on the Dyscalculia Blog. Sarah covers a topic on which it can be difficult to find in-depth information: adult math learning difficulties. This is a great flaw as we found on twitter this week most of us were not diagnosed with dyscalculia or maths learning difficulties until after 20 years old!

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Weekly Roundup: Dyslexia Facts & EdTech in Developing Countries

Dyslexia Fact Y: Dyslexics have excellent comprehension of the stories read or told them.

Despite having difficulty with the use and processing of linguistic and symbolic codes, as well as alphabetic letters representing speech sounds, dyslexics are generally great at understanding storylines.
We have been posting the alphabet of dyslexia facts on our Instagram account for some time now and we are about to reach the final fact, fact Z, so stay tuned and follow us on Instagram here.

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