Dyslexia Manchester

Specialist Dyslexia Diagnosis and Assessment

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Literacy difficulties


Literacy difficulties

Literacy difficulties
Do you feel that your child is having difficulties reading, writing or spelling ?
Are they finding difficulties in English/Literacy  in their work at school?
Is your child experiencing anxiety or frustration with English/ Literacy lessons?
These may be indicators of Literacy difficulties or Dyslexia.

FACT
One in ten pupils are Dyslexic.  
One in four children can be severely Dyslexic ( British Dyslexia Association)


There are many children, who are not Dyslexic, who have Literacy/ Dyslexic type difficulties.

I can Assess, Diagnose and more importantly deliver a BDA accredited  Multisensory Individualised programme to develop strategies to support your child's learning.

What is Dyslexia?


What is Dyslexia

What is Dyslexia?
Learners with Dyslexia may experience some of the following -

•  Has particular difficulty with reading and spelling.
•  Puts letters and figures the wrong way round.
•  Has difficulty remembering tables, alphabet, formulae etc.
•  Leaves letters out of words or puts them in the wrong order.
•  Still occasionally confuses 'b' and 'd' and words such as 'no/on'.
•  Still needs to use fingers or marks on paper to make simple calculations.
•  Poor concentration.
•  Has problems understanding what he/she has read.
•  Takes longer than average to do written work.
•  Problems processing language at speed.


 Non - language indicators
•  Has difficulty with tying shoe laces, tie, dressing.
•  Has difficulty telling left from right, order of days of the week, months of the year etc.
•  Surprises you because in other ways he/she is bright and alert.
•  Has a poor sense of direction and still confuses left and right.
•  Lacks confidence and has a poor self image.

( British Dyslexia Association )

Specialist Dyslexia Assessor


About me

My name is Karen Barber.
I have been a teacher for 30+ years, the last twenty years spent teaching learners with Specific Learning Difficulties. I completed a Post Graduate Level 7 Diploma SpLD ( Specific Learning Difficulties) in February 2018 so that I could diagnose, assess and support students with Dyslexia

I currently work as a Senior Teacher in a special school for Looked After Children.
 I am an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA). AMBDA accredited teachers are recognised as Specialists in Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), qualified to conduct specialist diagnostic assessments; Exam Access Arrangements and to deliver individualised Teaching programmes to learners with Dyslexia/SpLD up to and including 18 years of age.

I am based in Bury, Lancashire, eight miles north of Manchester and I work within the North West ( Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Cheshire)

Qualifications and Accreditations
Post Graduate Diploma ( Level 7 ) Art and Design Education
Post Graduate Diploma ( Level 7) Education Management
Post Graduate Diploma ( Level 7) SpLD
Professional Membership of the British Dyslexia Association
AMBDA
Full Patoss Membership
Professional indemnity insurance
Up-to-date DBS certificate.

I use the Conquering Literacy Programme to support students learning.

The programme


The programme

The programme

The Conquering Literacy Programme



Conquering Literacy has been devised by Dr Kathleen Kelly and Sylvia Phillips both Senior Lecturers at Manchester Metropolitan University.
The programme is a multisensory highly structured programme  for teaching literacy to children and young people with dyslexia and specific literacy difficulties.
I was fortunate to be trained to use this programme by Dr. Kelly as my course tutor.

  'Conquering literacy' is a complete multisensory teaching programme and one that echoes the spirit of recent government initiatives that purport to effectively deal with dyslexia ……. Steeped in the long established tradition of the most appropriate and successful approaches for teaching children with dyslexia Kathleen Kelly and Sylvia Phillips, using their vast knowledge base and unquestionable experience, have utilised, what is considered by most, to be best practice in teaching literacy. 
 
 Dr. Gavin Reid, Educational Psychologist, International Consultant and author 

Services and charges


Visual stress/ Irlens syndrome

Visual Stress/ Irlens Syndrome can result in difficulties in decoding language

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Dyslexia Diagnosis ( including cognitive assessment)

Dyslexia diagnosis is established with a number of cognitive assessments which pinpoints areas of difficulty in order to support the learner effectively.

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Access arrangements for SATS and GCSE exams

If a learner has Special Educational Needs they may be eligible for Access Arrangements. .

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1:1 Dyslexia/ Dyslexia Type difficulties tutor sessions

The highly structured, multisensory programme supports the learner by using their interests and games to help them to develop strategies for learning.

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Schools


Schools

Schools
Training can be designed to meet the needs of your school and  may include areas such as:

  • An overview of dyslexia
  • How to identify pupils who are dyslexic
  • An introduction to Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Specific Learning Difficulties support
  • How to support learners one to one and as part of  the whole class
  • The Dyslexia friendly classroom/ school
As the training programmes are individualised, training costs are based the schools needs.

Contact me


Contact me

  • Ramsbottom, Bury, UK

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