Author: bev

The characteristics of Successful Dyslexic Adults

In a research report by the BDA ( taken from Self Fulfilment with Dyslexia 2017 by Margaret Malpass BDA  ),  it was found from the respondents questioned that the skill of ‘ seeing the whole Picture’ was a key characteristic of success in their workplace careers.Determination was another key component, but the most interesting response […]

LTS student wins Cambridge University STEM competition

Congratulations to Aimee, who out of a national schools competition, was the only successful applicant from her school to win this accolade. Stem stands for Science, technology, engineering and maths and is a nationwide competition. Based at Downing college Cambridge, it aims are to encourage school achievers in those fields. Aimee has dyslexia, but this […]

New! Video lessons available

During the Covid 19 pandemic we would like to reassure our customers that we are still providing high quality tutorial lessons via our video links This has been proving very successful and students have been working to the same level. We are now including online tuition into our bespoke services. Assessments will still be carried […]

New programmes for literacy and numeracy

We are adding a new range of programmes to our literacy and numeracy tuition   Both of which will incorporate Important but often neglected qwerty keyboard skills. Students are finding that it takes more time to write essays on a computer without the necessary touch typing skills. The programmes are suitable for both the dyslexic […]

Visual Stress and Dyslexia

What is Visual Stress? Visual Stress is also known as Meares-Irlen, named after the two researchers who first discovered the connection between white page “glare” and reading difficulties in the early 1980s. It is also called Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, although scientifically it has now been shown that this is not a very accurate term, as […]

EXAM FEVER OR HAY FEVER? Try our mock exam solutions

Hay fever season may be on us , but it’s time to knuckle down to some serious 11+ revision if you are thinking of entering your child for 2018entry. Booking now  for next year means that your child will be professionally tutored, and well prepared, both in subject and technique- many of the grammar schools […]

The end of a simile-As useful as a chocolate teapot

Is this the end for the chocolate teapot that has no use? A dearly loved phrase or idiom that conjures up the perfect analogy – used correctly it gives a wonderful visual picture  of a melting teapot! More importantly for dyslexics it gives the right brain visual cortex time to process the phrase through its association […]

Product review The Smart Chute

The Smart Chute is a fun way to support literacy and numeracy skills by ‘posting’ a card into the chute for it to come out at the other end with the answer.Cards include initial blend,finals blends, vowel digraph , addition and subtraction, times tables. It engages the child well but can be tricky to remember […]

Dyslexia Action support Pack

A new support pack with parents in mind parents has been developed by Dyslexia Action.it takes in account extensive research evidence about the best way to support children who struggle from the beginning to ‘catch on’ with reading. The pack offers a balanced approach to learning to read. early skills training-a series of structured exercises […]

Making Sense of dyslexia

Each year Dyslexia Awareness week aims to raise awareness about Dyslexia..Dyslexia Action the national organisation that’s helps and trains those involved with dyslexia  believes that for all that has been achieved, more can be done for those to receive the best possible support whether in school or at work. This year Dyslexia Awareness Week  will […]