All posts from Sheila Stratton

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  • Cobblers about Coping with Dyslexia

    Cobblers about coping with Dyslexia ‘Strength lies in differences, not in similarities’  Stephen L Covey Today’s parents are much more aware of the vocabulary surrounding dyslexia compared with 20 or more years ago. In the 1990’s, we would have been discussing “What is dyslexia?” Now, the conversation has moved on significantly.   “I know my child is dyslexic. I appreciate my child’s strengths and intelligence. How can I come to […]

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  • Cobblers about Diagnosis

    Cobblers about Diagnosis ‘Trevor, at six, was doing a second year at first class. He had also had 2 years of ‘high babies’. Trevor was called a ‘slow child’, a term Agnes didn’t really understand. Trevor’s teacher, Miss Thomas, once asked Agnes if there was any history of dyslexia in the family, and Agnes, thinking it was some kind of tropical disease, emphatically answered No! “Sure they’ve never been out […]

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  • Introducing Cobblers

    Cobblers about Stepping Up   ‘Opinions are like belly-buttons – everyone has one.” Every day I receive e-mails, some from way across the world. Some days I get phone calls which may be from anywhere in the country. I work remotely with a wonderful diversity of people who all have one thing in common – they are all struggling to come to terms with the impact of dyslexia in their […]

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  • Choosing Schools

    My name is Alfie Worthington Jones and I HATE THIS SCHOOL!” These were the first words Alfie uttered when,as a lonely, frightened and very dyslexic little boy, he joined our Reception class. If you are confused about choosing the right school for your child, then go back to first principles. As I work with dyslexic children, the phrase I use is…… “Develop their Strengths – Support their Weaknesses.” This mantra […]

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