Dyslexia Dyslexia Reading Difficulties SpLD SEN

Dyslexia? What is it?

Is it even a valid scientific term? @deevybee (Professor Dorothy Bishop) gives a good summary: http://deevybee.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/my-thoughts-on-dyslexia-debate.html?m=1 Here, Professor Bishop discusses @JulianElliot11 (Professor Julian Elliot) who has recently written The Dyslexia Debate which questions whether the term dyslexia should exist. Professor Elliot has a point – how do we differentiate between reading difficulties?  I’m not unsympathetic to this …

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Are Coloured Overlays evil? Asking the right questions

I was pleased to see this, http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5160/rr/763235, arguing coloured overlays can help reading speed. But there is also this, http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5160/rr/763262; here the author argues that dyslexia charities should be more honest about the efficacy of coloured overlays and categorise them under alternative therapies. I’m inclined to agree with this too. Coloured Overlays get a bad press …

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SEN Acronyms

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities LD – Learning Difficulties/Differences EBD – Emotional Behavioural Disturbance IEP – Individual Education Plan IBP – Individual Behaviour Plan PM – Provision Map ASD – Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASC – Austistic Spectrum Condition (preferred by some) ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADD – without the hyperactivity (not …

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