Sue and Tristan Macdonald introduce their second series of podcasts. Having illuminated what dyslexia really is in the first series, they now focus on how the challenges can be avoided. Everyone is learning able if they are taught in the way they learn, and Davis Learning Strategies reach every child, regardless of learning style – prepared to be inspired !
Sue Hall finishes off the series with Chapter 17 of Fish Don’t Climb Trees – we have to know there is a problem before we look for a solution – well here is both the problem for one third of the children entering our education system, and Sue’s solution.
Julie Brewer tried many methods to help her son with his learning challenges, including Vision Therapy. Having seen his success after his Davis program, the Vision Therapist wanted to know what had happened, and she decided to attend a Davis Learning Strategies Workshop to use the methods in her Montessori Pre-School class.
Tessa Halliwell is a Davis Facilitator in the UK, who has developed an App which provides images for trigger words. Trigger words are very small words like the, if, of, as and they have no image-based meaning, and trigger confusion for image-based thinkers and here’s why…
Alyssa is a young woman who is new to her discovery of dyslexia. Not only does she describe how she thinks in images, but she also uses colour to navigate her world. She allows herself to be taken through a podcast version of a typical interview/assessment and recognise the talents that come with the gift.
Manda Aufochs is a remarkable mother, author, journalist, researcher, educator, broadcaster and activist… who achieves a great degree of success in the world of words and literacy and at the same time observes her daughters’ challenges in this world. In particular, she shares an intriguing, in-depth understanding of the different aspects of phonics, phonemic and phonetic approaches.
Sara Kramer studied the connection between perceptual talent (the gift part) and dyslexia for her Masters and shares a fascinating and fun way of discovering HOW we call all discover our preferable way of thinking, and why this is the most important question in education that we never ask!
Greg Moore: We could not have a better podcast to begin our first series than this conversation with Greg Moore, ex Mayor of Port Coquitlam, now President and CEO of BC Lottery Corporation… we seem to have covered pretty much every aspect of dyslexia.. enjoy !