Hi Everyone! Just a quick post this morning sharing our delight at it being half term week! I know it can go either way for some families - some children (like Olivia) are really ready for the break and down time, whilst I know other children do not like the change to the rigid routine… Continue reading Hooray For Half Term!
Tomorrow, we are heading for Olivia's second of three appointments for her Visual Stress. Olivia was formally diagnosed with Visual Stress back in October. Many of you may not have heard of Visual Stress, but if you or your child has a diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) of Dyslexia - then you should definitely consider exploring… Continue reading Visual Stress – What you need to know about Dyslexia’s Partner in Crime!
Today's post is inspired by a thread over on a support group this morning asking how our children sleep, and there is definitely a theme of many dyslexic children struggling to get to sleep and for similar reasons to those of my daughter Olivia. We have a really hard time sleeping in this house (well,… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sleep (or lack of it!)
Like Many Dyslexics, Olivia has an amazing creative side. She loves to draw, colour, design, create and write. She is an lovely story writer! These traits have been present since being a toddler. Both her dad and I are very creative. Her Dad is brilliantly artistic, a modeller with great attention to detail, I am… Continue reading Lets talk creative talents and skills!
Before finally realising Olivia's struggles to be down to Dyslexia, I spent a long time(4-5 years in fact) struggling with her behaviours at home. Outside the home, at nursery and then school, Olivia was perfectly fine! There were no concerns from anybody regards her behaviour. But at home she was a totally different story! She… Continue reading How Dyslexia can affect behaviour
The photo on the left is Olivia, pre-diagnosis, deeply unhappy at school and taking all her frustrations out on those around her at home. Look at that fake, forced half hearted smile. The photo on the Right is Olivia only 7 weeks after a school move, relaxed in the company of her new friend, happy,… Continue reading A picture speaks a thousand words
Who's heard this pearler?! I was told this SO many times regarding my daughter and it makes me so angry!! Of course getting a diagnostic assessment is worthwhile if you suspect a child could have any learning difficulty. There is EVERY point! A formal diagnosis of dyslexia will place your child on the schools SEN… Continue reading ‘There’s no point getting them assessed’