Now on-demand – HELP! course for parents of children with dyslexia

One of the greatest influences on children’s success in learning is the involvement of parents in their education. When a child has a specific learning difficulty like dyslexia, this involvement is even more crucial. Many children who find learning difficult can get frustrated and demotivated which may lead to low self-esteem.

The ‘Hints, Encouragement and Liaison for Parents’ course helps demystify dyslexia and gives practical ideas and strategies to help you support your child at home with their learning.

This online course is now available on demand

The video and handout downloads are then emailed to you and you can watch them at your leisure.

Click here to book.

Free or subsidised courses for lower-income families – please email courses@helenarkell.org.uk

By |2024-01-23T01:19:17+00:00December 24th, 2023|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

New dates for HELP! course for parents of children with dyslexia

One of the greatest influences on children’s success in learning is the involvement of parents in their education. When a child has a specific learning difficulty like dyslexia this involvement is even more crucial. Many children who find learning difficult can get frustrated and demotivated which may lead to low self-esteem.

The ‘Hints, Encouragement and Liaison for Parents’ course helps demystify dyslexia and gives practical ideas and strategies to help you support your child at home with their learning.

New dates are available

Online – Tuesday mornings starting 21 March 2023 (recordings are available so you can still sign up!). Click here to book.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Please contact enquiries@helenarkell.org.uk if you have any questions.

**We have free or subsidised places on this course for families on lower incomes.**

By |2023-03-20T15:35:17+00:00December 11th, 2022|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

Tips to get your child reading

When children are taught to read at school they all enjoy books, are always engaged, eager to read more and quickly grasp a wide vocabulary – if only!

Unfortunately, many children struggle to grasp reading and it can be challenging for parents to successfully read with their child who may be frustrated, upset and afraid to fail.

Try a few simple ways to get your family reading and loving books.

All Attempts Should Be Praised – Research has shown that when a child is praised specifically they are clearer as to what is expected of them, e.g. ‘Well done, you looked carefully at the beginning of that word and worked out what the word was.’

Encouraging Reluctant Readers – Try audiobooks, graphic novels, comics and magazines.  Read about anything they are interested in – football, recipes, superheroes, animals!  Read with your child, taking turns to make it easier and more fun.

High-Frequency Words – Work on up to 6 words at a time, reading the words before asking your child to read them.  Games such as snap and pairs can encourage your child to read high-frequency words at speed.

Discuss a book with your child – Ask open-ended questions that encourage your child to think more deeply about the content e.g:  What do you think happens next? What is the story about? What do you like most about this story?

Finding Help – You can find more tips on reading, and other ways to help your child, here.  The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity specialises in providing expert support to dyslexic children.  We offer 1:1 personalised tuition sessions.  The sessions can include anything from reading, writing, spelling, numeracy, improving general organisation to revision techniques. To find out more email enquiries@helenarkell.org.uk

By |2022-12-08T15:39:31+00:00June 8th, 2022|Team blog|0 Comments

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