Can I Find Out My Child’s Spelling Age?

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There are lots of expensive spelling tests that assessors can access, but free spelling tests for parents are hard to come by. It’s old-fashioned, but you might try the Schonell … Read More

6 Ways You Can Actually Use Screen Time and Not Feel Guilty

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1) Use games after bursts of learning as a break to help them store the knowledge An essential step we often miss out in the learning process is giving the … Read More

Can I Find Out My Child’s Reading Age?

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One of the perks of being a dyslexia assessor and tutor is that I have access to complicated assessments to pinpoint a child’s skills, but when I started tutoring ten … Read More

How Do I Find Out My Child’s Reading Level?

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A quote ascribed to lots of amazing authors is:     “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book” I would disagree a bit – if … Read More

100 Brilliant Books To Tempt Your Reluctant Reader

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An easy place to start is the list of 100 books from the Books Trust voted on by the Great British Public. A book challenge list has the advantage that … Read More

Free Audiobooks and Ebooks

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Trying to get typically developing children to read can be hard enough, but if your child has additional needs, such as dyslexia, it becomes a worrying nightmare. Working out why … Read More

4 Amazing Benefits of Journaling (or Keeping a Gratitude Jar)

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As overwhelmed teachers panic and send out ‘death by worksheet’ and super-stressed parents get competitive about how many their child has completed… Here’s one quick thing to try instead with amazing … Read More

7 Things You Could Focus on During Emergency Homeschooling

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As you read this menu of ideas, trust your gut. You know what your child needs! As most of you know, as well as being a dyslexia assessor, I am … Read More

5 reasons your dyslexic child should be doing puzzle books

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Parents of dyslexic children are often desperate to find the right books for their kids. Dyslexia typically makes reading a lot harder, due to issues with visual distortion and phonological … Read More

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