Following the Neil Mackay conference in June I began my own journey of research, reading and thinking around the area of dyslexia and how it is approached in schools internationally.
In November 2009 I had gathered enough information and developed a deeper understanding of dyslexia which enabled me to put together and deliver a presentation to all staff at Muritai School. Much of this information was gleaned from Neil Mackay's book "Removing Dyslexia as a Barrier to Achievement".
The presentation included short activities designed to give teachers an insight into some of the problems that our dyslexic learners face on a daily basis.
The presentation followed this format:-
Introduction – why are we here today?
I ended the presentation with this video of a song that I became familiar with as a teenage. This probably marked the starting point for me in wanting to become an educator, specifically to work with children who find learning an uphill struggle.