Dyslexic one day School
This is a specialised learning day catering specifically to children with dyslexia or learning difficulties, so that they will enjoy learning in the style they need to achieve academic success and confidence.
Our intended outcome is to work through barriers that these children face every day in their learning and help them to find strategies to be successful in the current school system.
- Programme is based around – 4D Schools - https://www.4d.org.nz/school/ - Leading this is international consultant, Neil McKay, who is at the forefront of thinking on dyslexia and education. He is one of the world’s leading educators in this area, he takes an advanced view of what characterises dyslexia, and what can be done about it. Best of all, his advice on this practical, realistic and simple to implement.
- Sian Morris is the classroom teacher
- Gaye Vartiainen implements the Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Programme. The Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Programme (FIE Programme) was created by Reuven Feuerstein who was an Israeli clinical, developmental, and cognitive psychologist, known for his theory of intelligence which states “it is not ‘fixed’, but rather modifiable”. Feuerstein is recognized for his work in developing the theories and applied systems of structural cognitive modifiability, mediated learning experience, cognitive map, deficient cognitive functions, learning propensity assessment device, instrumental enrichment programs, and shaping modifying environments. These interlocked practices provide educators with the skills and tools to systematically develop students’ cognitive functions and operations to build meta-cognition.