Introduction 7 Teachers are ABLE to influence, outcomes, roots and wings, safe learning -climate, relationships and opportunities What Is Dyslexia? 15 Definition, terminology, a collection of differences, solving the puzzle, difference, weaknesses and difficulties, strengths and increased abilities, success and self-belief Dyslexia and Self-esteem 35 Self-esteem is not fixed, self-worth and self-competence, Patterns of thinking, context, the failure cycle, reframing failure, the language of feedback, marking, role models, key to raising self-esteem, how do they feel in your classroom? Multi-sensory Learning 49 Why multi-sensory learning, what is it?, VAK - clues and language, putting it into action, multi-sensory teaching - visual, auditory and kinaesthetic activities, using taste and smell Teaching Tools and Tips 65 Toolkit, the CAMEL method, reading, proofreading, finding information, speaking and listening, spelling magic, LSCWC, letter reversals, multi-sensory mnemonics, maths, handwriting, modern languages, music, ICT as a tool The 6 Ls 87 Presenting information: legibility, layout, link, language, large picture and little chunks, look again and let it settle Current Approaches 101 Horses for courses, approaches based on: nutrition, vision, hearing/listening, movement, perception, brain/neurology Further Resources 115 ICT organisations and products, reading rulers and pens, teaching programmes, websites, books and booksellers
Julie Bennett BA Hons, PCGE, Dip SpLD Julie is an independent consultant, working under the business name of Unlocking Potential. She started her working life as a primary school teacher and has 20 years' experience in the field of education. She has specialised in the field of dyslexia and learning. Julie works with learners of all ages and their teachers and trainers. She has a passion for unlocking potential and empowering learners.