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April 2, 2016

Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day 2016

 The ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2016. Every year, autism organisations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. Autism […]
March 3, 2016

How to Correct a Pencil / Pen grip and why it is so important

A few weeks ago, my cousin Trish was visiting from Dublin. Trish is a Montessori teacher and as you can imagine, it didn’t take long for […]
February 25, 2016

How to deal with Sight (Dolch) Words when Learning to Read

In 1948, Edward William Dolch PhD, of the University of Illinois, in his book ‘Problems in Reading’ identified a list of words that he believed to […]
February 9, 2016

Long Division is a Myth

Thank you to everyone who made contact with us regarding ‘new’ subtraction.  The response was overwhelming.  Many of you have told me that long division is […]
July 30, 2015
Why English should not be taught phonetically

The Chaos : (why English shouldn’t be taught phonetically!)

English is a difficult language to learn, not least because of the contradictions in pronunciation, and yet children are still taught it phonetically.  This poem ‘The […]
July 16, 2015

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

We all know about our five senses, touch, sight, hearing, smell & taste, or to give the last two their formal names, olfactory and gustatory, but […]