It can be difficult sometimes when our children are apart from others, or they feel they don’t have any one they can connect with. This group is in response to families recognising the importance of a child’s peer group, to develop community and to feel we aren’t different to others, especially at this present time.
A diagnosis is not essential. There will be a maximum of only six children in each group. Ages between 7 and 15 (approximately, so get in touch to discuss individual needs/situation).
Dates: 8th, 15th, 22nd and the 29th of September. October: 6th, 13th and the 20th.
Book and pay for a group of four lessons in advance to guarantee a place (non-refundable – £70.00 for 7, 45-minute lessons) Payments must be made prior to allocation of place. Six places available only!
Dyslexia support: seven, forty-five minute lessons.
A cumulative, multi-sensory programme of learning to develop the skills essential for all areas of our education (maximum 6 learners). The aim is to improve confidence, develop friendships and acquire the basic skills that address common areas of those with dyslexia-type issues. Enrolling on this set of lessons, provides access for parents/carers/teachers to our free weekly online support, via Zoom.
Days and times: Tuesdays @ 2 pm
Tutor: Jill is a home-educator, with almost thirty years experience assessing and supporting those with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. Dyslexic herself, she has a daughter who is also dyslexic and dyspraxic. Those with ASD learning profiles, extremely welcome!
This set of seven lessons introduces the next step of a cumulative, multi-sensory programme of learning.
What’s going to be covered in these lessons?
1. The alphabet: how do we learn sequenced information? Ordering information, using multi-sensory explicit phonic instruction.
2. Vowels and consonants. Short and long vowel sounds.
3. Syllables – improve reading, spelling and pronunciation, including closed and open syllables.
4. Visual processing and memory techniques – letter reversals? Left/right confusions? Need to develop strategies to address a poor working memory?
5. Organisational and study skills to develop independence as learners, regardless of age.
All learners will receive lesson/homework packs and membership of The Shine Learning Programme, with live online support to parents and carers each week, via Zoom. Parents/carers are more than welcome to join us. Video may be on or off, depending on how each learner feels.
The Shine Learning Programme follows best practice methods, essential for learning to take place and ensuring the retention of skills learnt. Those whose learning style is consistent with dyslexia, would benefit from learning programmes that adhere to the following principles:
all elements of a programme of learning must be highly structured and systematic, that provides built in time for reinforcement within the timetable of learning.
learning sessions should be regular and consistent, working together with families to provide wraparound support. It is also important that schools involve families as equal partners. Learners should be involved and valued participants in designing and reviewing the support that is put in place for them.
contains experiential learning: applying knowledge to the world around us.
contain strong visual element to all tasks.
should have a strong, systematic phonic structure and be sufficiently frequent to secure pupil’s progress and consolidate learning.
A specialist tutor, qualified to teach children or students with dyslexia and other specific profiles of learning, can be a great support. A tutor must be able to give individual attention and can set the pace of learning to suit the individual. Working with a tutor can also help to build a learner’s self-confidence.
A specialist tutor should:
- Have a recognised qualification to show that they have the knowledge and skills to support dyslexia learners.
- Hold a professional membership of a recognised organisation such as the BDA.
- Have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and insurance.
- Be able to take on board recommendations from a qualified professional assessor.
- Be able to use multi-sensory methods to teach reading and spelling or teach study skills, whatever goals a learner is working towards.
For more information on The Shine Learning Programme, get in touch by completing our contact form.