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"Every teacher is a teacher of SEN."

The new Code of Practice states that all teaching and support staff should be trained and have awareness of quality teaching for students with SEN. Helen Arkell in association with The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust has produced a 24 minute webcast containing valuable information on the definition of dyslexia together with some practical strategies for the classroom.

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At Helen Arkell dyslexia is our speciality

We believe dyslexic people are special, and we specialise in dyslexic people. All dyslexics are individuals, and a large part of our work is dedicated to identifying those children and adults alike who are faced with the challenges of dyslexia.

Dyslexia is much more common than most people think and affects as many as one in every eight people. If identified early most dyslexics quickly learn to cope well, are at no real disadvantage in life, and often find their dyslexia a positive asset in later years.

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An article published
about the PhAB 2 in the
Dyslexia Review

By Beverley Williams

This article was published in the
Spring 2015 edition of Dyslexia Review,
the journal of the Dyslexia Guild, pages 15 – 16

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The Dyslexia Debate

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Anyone can spell it

Our latest book...

A new and exciting guide for teachers and parents from two of our very own professionals.

Our show-and-tell book of tried-and-tested strategies for making spelling as straightforward, accessible and memorable as possible. Anyone can Spell It offers a wealth of photocopiable templates and resources making it excellent value for money.

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