Category: Dyslexia

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 […]

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 […]

Reiki And kinesiology can help with Autism Reiki is an holistic therapy which encourages the body to heal itself emotionally.There is growing anecdotal evidence from our clients and other bodies that it has a particular caliming effect on the nervous and limbic system encourages better sleep patterns Our qualified Reiki therapist has reported that our autistic students really enjoy the sessions […]

Why Dyslexics Make Great Entrepreneurs

The ablity to grasp the big picture,persistence,and creativity are a few of the entrepeneurial traits of many Dyslexics…The fact is , that most Dyslexics have had to find new ways of learning. Dr.Sally Shaywitz a respected  professor of learning development at Yale University suggests that dyslexia should be evaluated as an asset not just a […]

Green lenses helps Dyslexic Kara Tointon of Strictly come dancing to overcome visual difficulties with words Following the  recent  BBC programme  ‘Don’t call me Stupid’ featuring the actress and Strictly Come Dancing winner Kara Tointon,  who  suffers from visula Dyslexia, was prescribed green coloured lenses to help her with reading.The programme  also highlighted the issues around  our formal education system.Kara says ‘I know that the normal school way of learning didn’t work for me.’ […]

Dyslexia in Dudley.Learning Solutions chat to Stourbridge Radio

A very pleasant two hours  was spent at the Bridge Radio  on Sunday 12th April-  an excellent  local commercial radio station near Dudley .Our theme was Learning to Read and Spell  Through Music.Our D.J. and show host Dr.Paul just happened to have a PHD in Psychology!  -how lucky is that and so asked us really relevant questions,and the whole show breezed […]

What’s the Score? Report from the BDA Dyslexia and Music Conference

After an early start to meet and greet at the Royal Academy of music in London, we were introduced to our speakers.As a classically trained musician and singer I was particularly keen to hear two keynote speakers- Dr.Usha Goswami from University of Cambridge and Dr. Kate Overy of University of Edinburgh. Both have studied the […]