Calling all parents, teachers, school governors – anyone who has children or work with children who are struggling with schoolwork or exams and may have dyslexia
Is your child or pupil really good at the things they can do yet still manages to underachieve in many areas in school?
Does the school recognise that “He doesn‘t listen!”
Is there a large gap between your child’s ability to explain and discuss what they know and their ability to write it down?
Does the school possibly think she is “Lazy!”
Does your child fail to complete school work?
Does the school say he “Doesn’t concentrate”
Do they avoid written tasks, make excuses for unfinished homework?
Does the school say “Not trying!”
Are you worried about what the future holds for them – whether you are a parent or teacher?
If this sounds like your child nor your pupil it may be that poor literacy skills or a learning difference such as dyslexia is holding them back.
I am here to help in all these areas I am the ‘Literacy Lady’ and I have been helping children, parents, teachers and schools for many years to find the best possible path for each individual child struggling with any of the above characteristics.
My name is Gillian Roe I am a native of Barnsley, and I have many years in various teaching roles culminating in working as an Education Welfare Officer. It was in this role that I developed my counselling skills, and then became a ‘Home Tutor’ working with pupils excluded from school. Alongside my one to one teaching work I studied for a Diploma in Special Educational Needs from Nottingham Unived secondary schools to meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs. I then qualified as a Specialist Teacher for Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia).
I collaborated with Neil Mackay and the Dyslexia Aware Consortium of Local Authorities to develop and moderate the standards for its ‘Quality Mark for Dyslexia’. I also developed training and support for dyslexia aware schools.
I have continued my work outside of the school environment with personal assessments and one-to-one teaching helping children of all ages with literacy difficulties and dyslexia to be able to work with confidence and success and out perform their peers in school-work and exams.
If you would like to read more about dyslexia and how I can help then make sure you download the Free Report I have written; there is a parent or teacher option. Simply fill in your email and send for whichever is relevant in the top right hand corner.