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Dyslexia Tutoring

Post-Graduate Qualifications:  Advanced Diploma in Equality and Diversity 2010

As part of this qualification two research projects were completed:

Research project focusing on enhancing school provision for pupils who have dyslexic tendencies.

Research project focusing on tensions and contradiction of inclusion and ‘special’ provision for students in mainstream school.

Provision provided by Twit T’woo Tutoring includes:

  • Literacy Programme
  • Multi-sensory learning activities
  • Support for specific needs e.g. reading, spelling, writing and comprehension
  • Activities to boost self-confidence
  • Support for memory and organisation
  • Help to improve skills in assignments and assessment
  • Developing working memory focusing on sequencing events
  • Spelling rules – (Resources purchased from Dyslexia Action)

Provision available from school (copied from the Dyslexia Action Website)

Under new legislation (The Additional Support for Learning Act) schools have new obligations to support students who may have an additional support need. Under the Act parents now have the right to request a school and/or the Educational Authority to determine whether their child has additional support needs. In the case of dyslexia this would mean that the school or authority would usually be obliged to arrange a dyslexia assessment. This assessment will usually be carried out by an Educational Psychologist employed by the local authority in the case of government schools, or on a consultancy basis for independent schools. It may be necessary to argue your case to have this done, and you may have to wait for the assessment, depending on the resources of your local authority.

Classroom features of inclusive provision for students with dyslexic tendencies:

  • Consideration of learning styles: Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic and tactile
  • Students involved in discussions regarding their provision
  • Specialist training available for staff
  • Individual pupil target sheet
  • Strategies to boost self-esteem and confidence
  • Daily practise of common sequences, spellings and handwriting
  • 1:1 or small groups to consolidate work
  • Provision of study buddies
  • Focus/display of talented celebrity role models who have dyslexia
  • Focus on Dyslexia awareness week
  • Alternative to copying from the blackboard
  • Laptop available for extended writing
  • Listen to parents’ concerns
  • Pre-tutoring on extended texts
  • Recognition of organisational difficulties and encouragement of strategies
  • Actively use a range of alternative ways of presenting and recording work
  • Frequent praise
  • Uncluttered layout for worksheets
  • Use large print and a clear font
  • Use coloured paper to reduce glare and/or coloured overlays
  • Visual timetable
  • ‘More time’ cards
  • Word mats
  • Word banks
  • Information sessions for parents

Because of the stress put on achieving levels and meeting all the components of various strategies and latest Government initiatives it is difficult to find time to meet the needs of all the individuals we teach every day. However, it is vital that all lessons are inclusive for all pupils.

Active Literacy Group

Using a highly focused programme designed to build accuracy, fluency and automaticity in reading and spelling. For age groups 7 years and over. This is a multi sensory teaching approach either for individuals or small groups.


Diagnostic assessment and identification of linguistic difficulties:

  • Single word reading
  • Single word spelling
  • Reading speed
  • Phoneme Deletion
  • Non word reading
  • Naming speed
  • Writing
  • Recall digits forward
  • Recall digits backward

Suitable for ages 6 – 16. Report gives statistical, graphical and narrative information as well as a parent report.
Dyslexia and Dyscalculia screener and report available £150 each

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