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Notes from Dyslexia Scotland Conference 2013

Article Category - Dyslexia
This article contains a précis of my keynote together with notes from other aspects of this excellent conference. My notes from other aspects of this excellent conference are also included ,together with slides from my hand-out as promised to delegates.

Keynote - Dyslexia Scotland Perth

Article Category - Dyslexia
My keynote presentation identifies key classroom adjustments that have been introduced into schools in South Ayrshire through my training courses as part of the local Dyslexia Friendly Schools initiative. It also seeks to introduce a paradigm shift away from Dyslexia as a disability and towards viewing Dyslexia as a preferred way of learning – effectively acknowledging the right to be Dyslexic and our obligation to teach our students in the ways they prefer to learn. I will be modelling three classroom based strategies which are “Dyslexia Aware” and which have a positive impact on the learning of all individuals in a classroom. My slides for the presentation will be posted on the Dyslexia Scotland website and also on this site, technology permitting!

Workshops in New Zealand and Australia

Article Category - News
Off to New Zealand again in May for workshops on North Island.and on to Australia for a 5 state lecture tour during the first two weeks in June

The School that I would like

Article Category - Dyslexia Aware Schools
Imagine a school which acknowledges that all children learn in different ways and in which teachers harness the power of learning preferences to optimise teaching and learning

Dyslexia - disability model insulting to dyslexic learners

Article Category - Dyslexia Aware Schools
Having just returned from New Zealand after launching the Dyslexia Foundation's Action Week it is interesting to read your coverage on the Rose Report presenting dyslexia as a disability

When is it time to worry?

Article Category - Aids for Parents
Although most children seem to get on well at school, about one child in five may need extra help at some time because they find learning difficult.

Working with your child at home

Article Category - Aids for Parents
Being a parent is stressful at the best of times – and none more so when helping a child with writing and learning tasks. If the child is has learning needs the potential for stress can be much greater and there is always the risk of "tears before bedtime!"

So you think your child may have ADHD

Article Category - Lets Talk
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) manifests itself in the form of emotional and behavioural difficulties. The condition affects approximately 5-6% 0f the population and, according to many researchers, is caused by the failure of the brain to produce certain chemicals
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TES SEN Show with Neil MacKay presenting 2 workshops.

Patoss 2017 Handouts

Spring Lecture for Pattoss Notts on Tuesday 28th March – 6.30 for 7.00pm. My title is “get it right for Dyslexia – Get it right for all”

Client Feedback

Good Morning Neil, Rarely have I felt so inspired at the beginning of new school year and so focused on what I know I must do. The feedback from staff about the training that you delivered yesterday was extremely positive and I really believe that we will see a lot of your ideas in action very quickly. Thank you on behalf of us all. I know the time you spent with us yesterday will make a difference to the students at ..........College. We will collate the information from the evaluation sheets and send you a copy.
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