Redbridge SERC

Dyslexia

Description

  • 'Dyslexia' comes from the Greek term meaning 'difficulty' and lexis meaning 'language'.
  • Dyslexia is a learning difference to do with the way language is processed.
  • Dyslexic pupils are slower at processing auditory and visual information.
  • A student's phonology can be different, causing sounds being missed or confused, which leads to problems with reading and writing.
  • Dyslexia can create the ability to think in multi- dimensions.
  • Dyslexia can affect motor skills and the processing, memorising and organisation of information.

Fact sheets

Training / Help

Contact the following services for further help and support:

  • Hatton Outreach
  • S.E.R.C for advice
  • Educational Pyschology

Videos

Screenshot for video: Dyslexia- How the brain works- a simple demonstration - ideal for CPD

Dyslexia- How the brain works- a simple demonstration - ideal for CPD

A very simple visual demonstration - ideal for CPD  Only runs for 4 mins

Screenshot for video: Dyslexia - Co-occurring conditions - webinar very useful for CPD

Dyslexia - Co-occurring conditions - webinar very useful for CPD

In this webinar, Glenys Heap, Dyslexia Action's Director of CPD discusses the key issues related to learning difficulties frequently co-occurring with dyslexia such as dyspraxia, ADHD, etc.

Screenshot for video: Dyslexia- Kara Tointon

Dyslexia- Kara Tointon

You can watch all the parts of the Kara Tointon Documentary ' Don't call me stupid!' on You Tube or BBC iplayer. Highly recommended and very informative.

Lesson Resources

Visual scanning sheet

http://www.senteacher.org/Worksheet/8/Scanning.xhtml

This is a great resource, allowing you to make your own Letter Mash sheet- ideal for scanning practice.

 

Learning Aids

Playing card holder

Playing card holder

Available from: Card holder

Make holding cards easy for little hands with our Circular Card Holders. Spring-loaded rotating wheels make card insertion easy. Once loaded with a card stack, rotate the wheel and the cards fan out. Ideal for any card activity. 

Illustrations

Stickman Communication

Stickman Communication

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Frequently Asked Questions

Family Resources

Dyslexia- Local support

Phone: 
020 7391 2030
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Website: 
http://dyslexiaaction.org.uk/Page/centremap
Description

Dyslexia Action has centres to provide support around the UK.

The nearest centres to Redbridge LEA are

  • London
  • Chelmsford

SNAP Essex Charity

Phone: 
01277 211300
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Website: 
http://www.snapcharity.org/
Description

SNAP charity is based in Essex. They have a really comprehensive resource library - books, toys, computer items. 

If you contact them, they will send you a directory of items they have in stock.

DANDA

Website: 
http://www.danda.org.uk/
Description

DANDA – the Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association has been set up for people with Dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, AD(H)D and other related conditions such as dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Outreach Services

Hatton Outreach Service

Phone: 
020 8551 4131
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.hattonspecialschool.co.uk/
Description

This specialist outreach support and consultancy service provides support for individual pupils in mainstream primary schools.

The outreach service works with pupils who have a range of significant language, social and learning needs.

Some pupils may have a statement of special educational needs, while others will have significant needs and working at school action plus.

Occupational Therapy

Phone: 
020 8924 6111
Website: 
http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/
Description

The Occupational Therapy Team are now based at Redbridge Child Development Centre (0 -19yrs), previously known as The Kenwood Centre in Barkingside.

S.E.R.C

Phone: 
0208 503 8773
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.redbridgeserc.org
Description

Age range of pupils they support: 4- 19 yrs

Students they support:

  • SERC completes individual assessments for pupils who have complex needs or specific physical disability ( see SERC criteria form on home page)
  • SERC are happy to offer wider advice to support whole school SEN Inclusive ICT provision.
  • Training and support is free to all Redbridge Schools.

Range of support offered:

  • This centre based at Newbridge School, provides advice and support in the use of Information Technology with pupils who have special educational needs or a physical/ sensory disability.
  • S.E.R.C provides individual assessments of ICT needs of individual needs of pupils with SEN, in both mainstream and special schools.
  • Training for teachers and support staff who work with pupils with SEN.
  • Support and advice to parents/ carers of children who have SEN.

Address:                         S.E.R.C, Newbridge School, 258 Barley Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG38XS