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 out and results provided
Lesson can be taken during the daytime as well as after school
Home learners please contact us now for a FREE trial .
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 which way the chute slots into its tray. The literacy cards contain a picture to match the part word with missing phoneme, thus encouraging different areas of processing.
We use it frequently to support word and meaning as well as specific phonemes.
Our Queen was the longest serving monarch in our history.We will mourn her passing and remember her. As a tribute we shall not open on Monday 19 th ,lessons will resume on Thursday 22nd.
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Following a current report, ( as per Channel 5 news), schools are finding it very difficult to offer Dyslexia support and the challenges of neurodiversity. Lack of staff training and funding for specialist teachers, mean that many students are suffering from the correct teaching and missing out on basic educational needs.The waiting time for assessments and specialist teaching support is growing evermore .
At LTS Learning Solutions, we can plug these gaps through our neurodiverse bespoke programmes and assessments. Our Dyslexia and Autism programmes cater for both educational and emotional needs. Contact us on 07967 223181 or email us @ info@ltslearning.Co.uk. for more information and / or an informal chat to see how we can help .
Here are some ideas and tips for brain breaks and focused activities for you to try with your class or group. Some are for children and some can be tweaked for adult groups.
1.Move,met is crucial to learning – try playing a track that students can toe tap and arm move to – I use Jitterbug Boogie from Billy Elliott. Blink the eyes, and snap the fingers left with right etc. In twos stand opposite and toe tap ( the brain is getting a mirror image and having to process ) diagonally opposite feet.
2. Take a line for a walk – try the oppposite writing hand
3 cross your hands over when writing
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 was atypical problem solving.
listed below are the 10 main characteristics which M Malpass concluded from her research-
determination, self esteem,passion,finding your niche, atypical problem solving creativity,empathy,verbal influencing coping strategies and support
so , seeing the whole picture is often indicative of personality type and learner, but it is a key trait in dyslexics, with their ability to visualise ( right brain fluid thinking ) and one which a dyslexic specialist
would notice, both in the workplace and education and hopefully develop with their students.. It is a such a useful skill in interpreting new ideas, markets and changes which leads people to respond faster.
I shall be reviewing the following book soon:
The Bigger Picture Book of Amazing Dyslexics and the Jobs they Do by K.Power and I.Forsyth.
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 hasn’t stopped her achieving highly in her school career so far.
We have high hopes for her.
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 and non dyslexic student,and we shall be offering a home user version soon.
to book a place please contact us via email info@ ltslearning.co.uk or call 07967 223181
Here at LTS since our inception in 1996 as the only tuition centre in Wolverhampton then, we have always used brain breaks with our students. We were then, ahead of the game as they say-
Now neuroscience articles shows us through imaging and research, that our brain is wired for novelty, not routine. In fact our survival as a species depends on this aspect of brain development-we see this when threatened with flight or fight, or where we pay attention to new environments, particularly if they feel threatening or out of the ordinary.
So, when we take a brain break,it refreshes our thinking and helps us discover another solution to a problem or see a situation differently.
Take art- when I draw, I move around constantly, often away from the piece of work ( currently,a sketch of a face by Joshua Reynolds) that I’m drawing. I was having trouble with positioning of the eyes and after several attempts walked off, decided to do a crossword and have a coffee. When I resumed I spotted the mathematical proportions and the perspective that was missing from the previous result. What I did without realising, was to take a brain break and then a focused attention activity.
During this break, the brain actually helps to incubate and process new information.
See the next article for tips and activities for your class or tutorial group.