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Working Memory leaflet for parents
A difficulty in Working Memory has a huge impact on a child’s life both at school and home. The SDA, the Learning Support Service (Somerset) and parents have worked together to produce this leaflet which we hope will be useful. Click here to download a copy.
Am I dyslexic?
My teachers say I’m dyslexic, I’m not sure if it’s true.
But I do get letters muddled up, like ‘b’, ‘d’, ‘p’ and ‘q’.
I have lots of really good ideas, yet I cannot write them down.
For my thoughts will go all squiggly and then you’ll see me frown.
I’m good at remembering interesting facts, designing and construction.
But don’t expect me to follow a task as I struggle with lots of instructions.
Organisation is also hard for me, I always lose my stuff.
I try so hard, don’t tell me off, it’s really, really tough.
I can read a book from start to end but it sometimes causes tension.
As the words just get all muddled up, but I’m good at comprehension.
My TA (Mrs Smith) will help, by writing what I say.
But I’d prefer some independence and do things my own way.
So now I use my spellchecker, but it doesn’t always work.
As I sometimes choose the wrong word, it drives my teachers berserk.
The words look right, but it gets marked wrong. That’s the problem I have got.
You sea, know matter how hard I try, I don’t no if it’s write or knot.
Duncan Hughes SENCo at Trull Primary School and Advisory Teacher for Learning Support
The Dyslexic Readers’ Edition of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” features blue text on a beige background, slightly thicker paper, larger letters, wider margins and a simple sans-serif font.
There is even a glossary that spells characters’ names and wizarding terms phonetically!
The format is based on research from the University of South Wales and the BDA.
WHAT AN INCENTIVE TO READ IT!
CLENCH YOUR FIST AND REMEMBER!
Clenching your right fist can help you memorise facts, while squeezing your left hand can help you recall them later. Research from the U.S. (Montclair State University) suggests that some simple body movements can improve memory. Hand-clenching activates specific brain regions that are also associated with memory functions.