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The Levels School

On the 31st March this year Shapwick School shut its doors to all the students as it went into liqudation. This was very sad and upsetting time for all staff, students and parents. Around 100 students were left without out a school, so Bradley Middleton had the idea of setting ... Read more

Stupid Me - A play about Dyslexia

I recently met two fabulous people called Matt and Jenna.  They have set up a theatre company called TWAS Theatre and they are looking to promote a play called "Stupid Me", written by Alec Clements.  It tells the story of a JJ, a student with dyslexia.  Matt and Jenna ... Read more

Should I have my child assessed for specific learning difficulties?

What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a language processing difficulty that occurs across the range of intellectual abilities, often causing difficulty with reading, spelling and writing. It is on a continuum, meaning that all people with dyslexia will experience its effects in a ... Read more

Jo Malone; another highly successful entrepreneurial dyslexic

Jo Malone, the entrepreneur behind the world famous perfume business was interviewed by Graham Norton on BBC Radio two on Saturday 1st October.  She has published a book about her life story which will inspire many dyslexics.  Jo Malone, in case you didn’t know, is also ... Read more

The Benefits of Hiring People with Autism

In the UK there are more than 700,000 individuals living with autism, however, less than 15% of these people are in full-time employment. This is a dispiriting figure when you consider the many skills and talents people with autism have, skills which are highly beneficial in the ... Read more

Good practice guides for those working with dyslexia

It is mandatory for UK businesses to ensure that the rights of the disabled are not undermined in the workplace. Indeed, the Disability Discrimination Act, requires employers to make “reasonable adjustments” to enable disabled employees to undertake their duties effectively ... Read more

Am I dyslexic?

The world generally considers dyslexia as ‘a difficulty with reading, writing and spelling’. There are numerous definitions of Dyslexia in use today but the most simplistic is that it is a difficulty with ‘language’. In 2009, Sir Jim Rose wrote the following ... Read more

How prepared are you? Get the most out of your assessment

In order to get the most benefit from your assessment it is important to be prepared so that you know what to expect which should enable you to give of your best.  Many people are anxious about their assessment which is not surprising as for some it can offer an explanation for ... Read more

How fair are examinations?

Do you think exams are fair?  Do you think that people with disabilities are treated fairly when it comes to examinations.   Within the UK, people with SpLD are often given Access Arrangements in the form of additional time, typically 25%.  Does this create a level playing ... Read more

Free apps to improve productivity

Did you know that there are a number of free apps to help improve productivity in the workplace and when studying.  Now is the time to harness the power of communication technology to make life easier.  There are many different styles which appeal to different people but a ... Read more

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