Dyslexia Manchester

Is my child dyslexic?

" Every child has a different learning style and pace each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also succeeding" Robert John Meehan

Is my child Dyslexic?

Some indicators your child may be Dyslexic

If your child -
Has difficulty with reading and spelling.
Puts letters and figures the wrong way round.
Cannot remember times tables, alphabet, formulae etc.
Leaves letters out of words or puts them in the wrong order.
Confuses  'b' and 'd' and words such as 'no/on'.
Uses fingers or marks on paper to make simple calculations.

 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 )

Contact numbers for Dyslexia support
British Dyslexia Association -  https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/
Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific learning difficulties (PATOSS) - https://www.patoss-dyslexia.org/

Literacy difficulties

  • Do you feel that your child is having difficulties reading, writing or spelling in class?
  • Are they finding English/Literacy lessons frustrating 
  • Does your child become anxious or upset In these lessons.

The Conquering Literacy programme will help your child use their learning style to overcome lack of self confidence and self worth.
It is a multisensory highly structured programme for teaching literacy to children and young people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. This can help them achieve their full potential and develop self confidence.

The support sessions move at your child's pace to ensure that knowledge is secure before moving on to the next topic.

  '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 …….  is considered by most, to be best practice in teaching literacy. 

 Dr. Gavin Reid, Educational Psychologist, International Consultant and author



Dyslexia Diagnostic assessment

A Dyslexia diagnostic assessment will provide strategies for Literacy challenges

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Access arrangements assessments

A Cognitive assessment to qualify for extra time, a scribe or a reader in GCSE/ SATS exams

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Visual Stress/ Irlen syndrome screening

Visual stress/ Meares-Irlen Syndrome a visual processing problem which can Literacy challenges.

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Tuition : Face 2 face and online sessions

Support for your child - small groups or face 2 face 1:1. Online tuition sessions coming mid March 2019

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Karen Barber Dyslexia Assessor

I have been a teacher for 30+ years, the last twenty years spent teaching learners with Specific Learning Difficulties or as I prefer to call them 'differences'.

 I hold a Post Graduate Diploma SpLD and an Assessment Practising Certificate (PATOSS). I am also an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association and as such I diagnose, assess and support students with Dyslexia.

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
Professional Membership of the British Dyslexia Association AMBDA
Assessment Practising Certificate ( APC ) PATOSS
Post Graduate Diploma  (Level 7) SpLD Manchester Metropolitan University
Full Patoss Membership
Professional indemnity insurance
Current DBS certificate.

I use the Conquering Literacy Programme to support students learning.

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