If we're connected on social media or you've been reading my blog for a while, you may know my time has been limited over the past couple of years while I'm undertaking my doctoral study. This has sometimes meant I've had to miss a course or conference I'd otherwise have attended due to study commitments… Continue reading Patoss (virtual) conference 2020
A day of inspiration, information and calls to action Image from Lydia Avalon There are some events I must attend as part of CPD, professional certification or study, but this was one I wanted to attend for me: as an educator, as a parent, as a researcher and as someone who is perhpas not conventionally… Continue reading Where have all the girls gone?
A short report on the 2018 Welsh Autism Show in Cardiff
A short report on recent training, some useful links and an infographic interactive factors framework for DCD/dyspraxia
Saturday 8th September 2018 Today, I was one of 20 specialist assessors for specific learning difficulties lucky enough to participate in the first CPD on dyscalculia assessment and reporting run by Professor Steve Chinn and Judy Hornigold for the Dyscalculia Association. It was a packed day, with lots of opportunities for sharing experience and best… Continue reading Dyscalculia Assessment
Another week, another dyslexia and SpLD professionals' event! This weekend marked the annual conference for the Professional association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (patoss). It was another early start, this time travelling by train. The morning was glorious; as we travelled to Newport, the huge, pale lemon sun rose into a cloudless,… Continue reading patoss conference 2018
Last week, the students in our house went back to school and university, but only one of my groups of students had started back after the Easter break. This meant that I had the luxury of time to attend the British Dyslexia Association's 11th International Conference. The conference took place over three days, and each… Continue reading BDA Conference 2018
The last week has seen a lot of autism-related reporting in the national press, on social media and on television and radio. And yet, we still need to raise awareness, we still need to ensure that acceptance is something that can be taken for granted and that accommodations and reasonable adjustments will happen as a… Continue reading A local perspective
My round-up of Wales' National Education Show 2017
Links to the speakers at ACAMH's dyslexia conference.
A rather overdue round-up of my day at the Welsh Autism Show
Half a dozen helpers for inclusive education
My report on the TES SEN Show 2017