Guide to Dyslexia

This online resource, from BRITE, tackles the subject of dyslexia in an informal but informative way. College students introduce the guide in a friendly and reassuring manner. They describe what the condition means to them, how it affects their experiences of learning and what helps them to cope with studying. The guide has been designed…

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Dyslexia and Mind Mapping

By: Christina Sellers Christina Sellers unravels how mind-mapping software can help people with dyslexia Chris Sellers has been a Dyslexia Tutor at West Kent College, specialising in the use of software and the internet to support dyslexic students. She was diagnosed with dyslexia herself, although not until 2001, after she had suspected something was amiss…

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Students with learning disabilities

By: Margaret Adolphus Introduction: what are learning disabilities and who has them? If you have a learning disability, then you are likely to be of normal or above average and intelligence, but have a difficulty with a basic psychological process which affects language and possibly other areas such as mathematics or planning. This difficulty may…

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Special Educational Needs

Introduction How can we realistically manage the inclusion of special educational needs (SEN) in the typical geography classroom? The key to including pupils with SEN is the development of ‘inclusive classroom practice’, which is practical and engages every learner, with minimal planning and resource implications. Geography’s diversity, breadth and multitude of facets offer huge opportunities…

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Mindmapping and dyslexia

Mindmapping fits well with a ‘dyslexic learning style’. It’s a way of planning out a piece of writing, or revising something you need to remember or learn. Start off with a central image and add branches as they occur to you. Use key words, colours and images to help you absorb and remember the information.…

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