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Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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Hard-to-read fonts ‘can boost pupil results by up to a fifth’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk Hard-to-read fonts 'can boost pupil results by up to a fifth'Telegraph.co.ukThe conclusions appear to contradict guidelines from the British Dyslexia Association which recommends that a plain, evenly spaced font such as Arial or Comic Sans should be used when working with dyslexics. It follows research three years ago from …

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

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Brain anatomy of dyslexia is not the same in men and women, boys and girls – EurekAlert (press release)

Brain anatomy of dyslexia is not the same in men and women, boys and girlsEurekAlert (press release)WASHINGTON — Using MRI, neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center found significant differences in brain anatomy when comparing men and women with dyslexia to their non-dyslexic control groups, suggesting that the disorder may have … and more »

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Monday, December 17th, 2012

Posted in: Dyslexia, dyslexics tutoring, Learning difficulties & tutoring, Special needs and tutoring, Tutors International news

SEN in Independent Schools Found Wanting as Private Tuition Increases

Home tuition company, Tutors International, announce their busiest month since forming the company in 1999, with the majority of enquiries for private special educational needs (SEN) tutors after private schools fail to identify and address learning difficulties. Leaders in private home tutoring, Tutors International, have reported a record month for placements of their elite private tutors, with a significant rise…

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Monday, October 29th, 2012

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Dyspraxia can be serious – it deserves more recognition – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog) Dyspraxia can be serious – it deserves more recognitionThe Guardian (blog)Regrettably, dyspraxia is poorly understood compared to its better-known SpLD cousins dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger's syndrome. Dyspraxia coverage tends to relate to young children, such as the recent CBeebies interactive movement series Tree Fu Tom, …

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012

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Organic basis for dyslexia – Optician Online

Organic basis for dyslexiaOptician OnlineEstablishing an underlying organic basis for dyslexia has been a controversial area in recent years, but a team based at the University of Leipzig has used functional MRI scanning on dyslexic adults. They found that there was a dysfunction in the …

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

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Article source: www.independent.co.uk

Big sky thinking: Why home schooling must be saved from the bureaucrats

Home education could be at risk in some areas. Karen Luckhurst says that parents like her are actually giving their children a head start. My seven-year-old son is sitting on the lawn twirling a daisy and staring into the distance. He’s been there an hour, and I’m trying not to interfere – because in our house, this is education. Sam…

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