Dyslexia Friendly Highfield
HIGHFIELD - OFFICIALLY A DYSLEXIA FRIENDLY SCHOOL!
DYSLEXIA AWARENESS WEEK (5th - 11th October 2020) - This year the focus will be 'Dyslexia Creates...'. There were lots of opportunities for the children to explore their skills and talents throughout the week. We will look at the power of dyslexia to create ideas, organisations and society and the invaluable contribution this can make in our communities, both in school and in the UK. We will also acknowledge that dyslexia also creates challenges and barriers so this theme will enable us to raise awareness of these and explore best practice in dyslexia support that empowers individuals to achieve their potential. We will keep you updated on the activities we take part in during the week.
Continuing our dedication to meet the needs of all children, we strive to support pupils who experience difficulties with reading and writing, including dyslexia.
Please take a look at the excellent E Book in the dowloads below which explains Dyslexia using few words and lots of visuals. There's also a printed copy in our Reading Lounge to view. Please also see the helpful videos below for further insight into dyslexia and any helpful tips to support your child.
Our gallery offers the opportunity to see some of the things we do at Highfield to encourage different learning styles, including visual prompts, multi-sensory learning and small group interventions.
In 2019 we saw the successful introduction of Word Aware, a structured whole school approach to introducing new vocabulary through multi-sensory teaching and phonological techniques. It can be taught to the whole class, smaller groups as an intervention or to meet the needs of individual children. This has had a huge impact on the acqisition of new words related to learning, whilst embedding the spelling and meaning of new vocabulary through fun and interactive multiple exposures to the word.
In autumn 2020, we are introducing the IDL online intervention program to support pupils with reading, spelling and maths. We are hoping this will have a huge impact on progress and self-confidence amongst our learners.
Each class throughout school has access to their own pack of coloured overlays. These may help children with visual stress when reading. The children have been trying them out and can tell their teachers which colour may be best for them.
You can find more information about Dyslexia by using the link to the British Dyslexia Assocation or some of these other helpful wesites:
http://www.supersummary.com/dyslexia-guide/ This provides lots of links to other websites and resources.