• Cobblers about the Brain

    Cobblers about the Brain   The brain is about the size of a large grapefruit. At birth, it contains about 100 billion brain cells. Each cell is capable of making up to 20,000 connections with other cells. Those cells form learning connections at the rate of 3 billion per second. These connections are the key to brain power. So for dyslexics, why is learning so difficult?                    Think back – where […]

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  • Cobblers about Parents Evening

    Cobblers about Parent’s Evening “Perhaps if my teacher understood me, she would like me a bit more.” Whilst most of the population is enthusiastically gearing itself up to Christmas, I am recovering from a bad attack of PEFO – or Parent’s Evening Fall-Out. This is the time of year when something or someone always catches me out. During the rest of the year, if nobody says anything too controversial, then […]

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  • Cobblers about Memory Strategies

    Cobblers about Memory Strategies  “I would like to be an engineer – but I can’t spell it.” (10 year-old dyslexic) The daily school routine is fraught with issues for dyslexic children. A good memory is vital for getting through the day. A poor memory can create very stressful situations. The obvious signs are……… Forgetting stuff! Not being aware in the first place that there is stuff to remember! Begin distracted […]

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  • Cobblers about Memory

    Cobblers about Memory   One of my reception children had succeeded in flattening another boy during playtime. At the end of the day, I called in the parent of the guilty child. “Mrs. Bling, you are aware that your child is responsible for seriously injuring another boy in the playground?” “Yes, I can see that. But he was on antibiotics at the time.” “!?*!?!”   So what is there to […]

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  • Cobblers about Guilt

    Cobblers about Guilt On playground duty, many years ago, I was called over to sort out a minor skirmish. Eventually I found the culprit, whose excuse was, “I didn’t hit him, Miss…. honest! His face just went in my hand!” Last blog, I left you all hanging in the air with this thought – “I know my child is dyslexic. I appreciate my child’s strengths and intelligence. How can I […]

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