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Dyslexia

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Dyslexia Support

Our specialist dyslexia teachers support children, SENDCos, teachers and teaching assistants with creating dyslexia-friendly approaches with individual children and across the whole school.

We are experts in delivering highly effective teaching programmes which use a range of multi-sensory techniques, and complement the specific strengths of each student and transfer skills to the classroom.

10% of the students in your school are likely to have dyslexia. We can assist you in identifying the specific needs of those students who are experiencing difficulties. We provide guidance and training for the schools; developing the skills, strategies and knowledge for all staff and helping you to embed a dyslexia-friendly approach across the whole school and beyond.

Meet the Dyslexia Team

We Offer a Range of Dyslexia Support

Jane Parker, Headteacher St Clement's Primary School

I would like to say how impressed we are with our specialist Dyslexia teacher. She has a great rapport with the children, she is communicating with staff and providing them with strategies to implement in class for children she works with and she is really hard working and knowledgeable. Thanks again for allocating her to our school.

Dyslexia Support Package

Our Dyslexia Support Package is the most efficient way to help support children with dyslexia whilst providing your school with the skills and resources to support pupils with SEND over time. Throughout the year, the specialist teacher provides regular in-school support to:

  • Assess and create personalised plans for pupils
  • Train your experienced teaching assistants to deliver personalised lessons for each pupil
  • Train your staff team to develop dyslexia-friendly classrooms
  • Notice and adjust teaching and learning to ensure that pupils make excellent progress
  • Review progress and set next steps and share this with parents/carers.

Direct Teaching

Specialist dyslexia teaching and support can benefit those children who need additional support in their learning. Our team has been specifically trained to deliver highly effective teaching programmes which use a range of multi-sensory techniques that complement the specific strengths of each pupil and these ideas can also be shared within training sessions.

The range of support offered includes:

  • Assessment and direct teaching
  • Guidance and support for SENDCos
  • Training for teachers and teaching assistants
  • Support to develop dyslexia-friendly environments.

Dyslexia Support for SENDCos, Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Our specialist dyslexia teachers have expert knowledge in improving the teaching and learning of children with dyslexia, dyspraxia and other SpLDs. They can work with specific members of staff or across the whole school to develop the provision.

This helps to provide your school with the skills and resources to support pupils with SEND over time. The range of support will be bespoke to you and the needs of your staff.

Diagnostic Assessments

At One Education we employ a team of highly skilled specialist dyslexia teachers holding AMBDA status, who are authorised to conduct assessments which cover:

  • All aspects of reading performance
  • General cognitive performance in verbal and visual processing
  • Spelling difficulties
  • Maths difficulties.

The dyslexia specialist will then provide a comprehensive report which outlines the way forward for the pupil and the ways in which the school can support the individual.

Development of Dyslexia-Friendly Environments

Our skilled dyslexia teachers can work with you to look at the whole school environment and, based on findings, develop areas to ensure the whole school is dyslexia-friendly.

This dyslexia-friendly environment package includes:

  • Dyslexia-friendly school audit
  • Dyslexia-friendly school action plan
  • Dyslexia-friendly staff meeting
  • Dyslexia awareness parents meeting (before staff meeting)
  • Dyslexia-friendly school review.

Dyscalculia Assessments and Teaching

People with the specific learning difficulty known as dyscalculia have a difficulty in processing number concepts and mastering basic numeracy skills. Our dyslexia specialist teachers can assess for, teach and support children with dyscalculia.

Like with dyslexia, the team are specifically trained to deliver highly effective teaching programmes which use a range of multi-sensory techniques that complement the specific strengths of each pupil. Training, audits, staff support and guidance for children with dyscalculia can be provided by our AMBDA qualified specialists.

Children with dyslexia can sometimes have co-occurring difficulties, such as dyspraxia; should this be the case, our specialist teachers will be able to offer support to help the child progress and move forward in their learning.

Small Group Interventions

It can be extremely frustrating for pupils who have difficulties in reading and writing. Our dyslexia specialists will work in your school for two hours per week, with a group of six children in lower KS2 and six children in upper KS2.

This support will help pupils to develop their confidence in all aspects of reading performance, spelling difficulties and with verbal and visual processing.

Exam Access Arrangements

Access arrangements, which are undertaken by a qualified assessor, ensure that pupils are able to access exams, tests and assessments, and have the same opportunity to demonstrate their skills and abilities as other pupils.

The One Education team support schools to make sure pupils achieve their full potential in exams by completing assessments to determine access to:

  • A reader
  • Extra time to complete examinations
  • Modified papers
  • A scribe
  • Assisted technology.

Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)

Students going into further education with a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, may be eligible for an allowance to help with the extra costs that they incur as a direct result of their needs. Students often use the allowance to buy a laptop and cover other expenses as a result of their learning difficulty.

One Education can help by completing a detailed assessment with the student, we will provide the student with the recent, full (16+) diagnostic assessment report required to support their application.

Students can apply at any time before or during their course, One Education can organise this through the school, college or, on an individual basis.

Training

A range of training can be delivered as twilight sessions, or during training days, within school for all members of staff.

Examples of training include:

  • Understanding Dyslexia
  • Whole Brain Spelling
  • Meeting the Needs of Pupils with Specific Maths Difficulties
  • Dyslexia-friendly Classrooms
  • Multi-Sensory Teaching
  • Bespoke training
  • Specific training for teaching assistants.

Some of the areas that we explore on the specific training for teaching assistants are listed below:

  • Alphabet awareness/arc/activities
  • Detailed miscue analysis and running records for decoding errors
  • Identification and response to comprehension difficulties
  • Multi-sensory spelling strategies
  • Relevant software to provide opportunities for over-learning SpLD lesson components.

For more information about any of our dyslexia support services, please fill in the form below or call Jo Gray on 0844 967 1111.

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