A key message from the Facebook Seminar was the need to be able to pivot! We as therapists / teachers need to be able to move from our usual modus operandi to adjust to students individual learning style.
Delighted to be invited by NEPS to present the online WordsWorth Literacy Programme to c. 60 Resource & Learning Support Teachers in the Longford area in Ireland, on 22 May 2012.
After completing The WordsWorth Literacy Programme lots of the younger students achieve their ambition to read all the Harry Potter books…
I find it amazing how quickly students ‘see’ the WordsWorth 9 syllable division rules in words, making reading a much easier task.
Just had a quick look at the results from the WordsWorth / KSP School Project which has now completed. They look extremely good and a full professional analysis is underway. A report will be posted as soon as they are received.
In my opinion, the ability to read and spell ‘pseudowords’ is an essential skill, with the ongoing introduction of technical and medical new words to the English vocabulary e.g. “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis”!
The WordsWorth Literacy Programme is mentioned in the DAI Spring Newsletter, page 13.
Receiving great feedback from parents now using the on-line version of the Programme. Interestingly, parents who would have previously used the paperbased programme with other children, find this new version much easier to follow. The fact that the videos can be replayed is making the learning process more accessible to all.
There was a bio and article posted on the www.anseo.net website on March 10th. This is a good, informative website run by the Principals of two schools in Carlow. Here is the link to the article: articlehttp://www.anseo.net/dyslexia-rita-treacy/
Let me know what you think.
Delighted to have successfully completed the first professional training course for the on-line Programme. Received great feedback! The new office / conferencing facilities worked out really well. Now beginning to master the technology: the new iQBoard is a revelation: great for presenting all the audio/visuals. Looking forward to doing the next course.