Dyscalculia is often described as “number dyslexia” but it’s not quite as simple as that. Find out more…..
Before starting any intervention to improve handwriting, please have a read of this useful 9 page free guide from the NHA. Some great ideas!
The website for further information is – National Handwriting Association website link
Word of Mouth Dyslexia Interview – Michael Rosen and Professor Maggie Snowling, BBC Sounds
Monsarratt Specialist Teaching Services are proud to be launching a new aspect to the business. Working in collaboration with Crathorne Hall to welcome international speakers to the area. Local school staff and parents will now have the opportunity to hear guest speakers in the Tees Valley region.
All Training Events will be held at Crathorne Hall, Yarm, TS15 0AR. Easily accessible with free parking. All full day courses will include; Coffee and Danish pastries on arrival, mid morning refreshments, lunch and afternoon refreshments.
Wednesday 16th October 2019 – 9 – 3.00pm “Get it right for Dyslexia – Get it right for all”.
Full day event for Teachers working in KS3/4, £95 per delegate includes lunch and refreshments.
Neil Mackay, International speaker on Dyslexia. Neil is a freelance consultant and trainer who created the concept of Dyslexia Friendly Schools.
“Get it right for Dyslexia – Get it right for all” which is about how to implement inclusive practices for students who think faster than they read, write and spell.
The presentation is workshop based, very interactive and takes participants through all the activities so they know they work before getting back to the classroom.
Neil will provide solutions and strategies to issues around working memory and processing speed, in ways that class/subject teachers can implement immediately.
Neil will also present easily “do-able” ways to support reluctant writers to get ideas down on paper and comprehension strategies for students who “get” a subject but who struggle with the reading.
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 – An Introduction to Dyscalculia 9-3.00pm – THIS COURSE IS NEARLY SOLD OUT ALREADY.
£85 per delegate includes lunch and refreshments
Led by Judy Hornigold. Judy is an independent education consultant specialising in dyslexia and dyscalculia and also an Associate Tutor for the BDA. Judy has delivered many lectures and workshops at conferences throughout the UK and internationally in Europe, the UAE and New Zealand.
The full day course will cover; What is dyscalculia? How to identify learners with dyscalculia. Delegates will have an opportunity to learn about and use practical strategies to support those learners. An informative day with plenty of opportunities for delegates to participate in activities.
Numbers are strictly limited to ensure all delegates get the most out of the training event.
Requests for places should be emailed in the first instance to;
Monsarratt Specialist Teaching Services
Booking Forms will be forwarded via email. Delegates will need to record any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Take a look at the Free Downloadable Resources for Parents and Teachers
Support pupils by accessing the fantastic free resources on the Sounds Write website
Why do tracking activities?
These activities are designed to improve left to right directionality, visual discrimination and letter (spelling)/word memory. They can also help with fine motor and hand‐eye coordination. Tracking activities are also designed to support the teaching of scanning and locating.
We have been lucky to have worked in over 30 schools in Middlesbrough, Stockton, North Yorkshire and Redcar and Cleveland, undertaking –
Literacy assessments – testing for Dyslexia
Maths assessments – investigating possible Dyscalculia
Access arrangement testing for concessions at GCSE and A levels and supporting Primary Schools with the suitability of concessions for Year 6 pupils
Delivering Dyslexia Friendly Classroom training
Delivering Inference Intervention training
Delivering Dyscalculia training
Auditing provision and providing advice and training to make provision even better
Supporting new SENDCos in their role across the age ranges
Private assessments following requests from parents
We look forward to establishing positive working relationships with new schools and will endeavour to provide a first class reliable service to our existing schools.