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Patoss Shropshire

 

Arrange workshops/speakers 3 or 4 times a year. These events are supported by PATOSS and CPD certificates are issued to all who attend. The fee for these courses is usually around £5

 

Recent speakers include:

 

  • Ailsa Page Speech and Language, Synchrony Development (horse therapy)  'Auditory Processing Disorder'.

 

  • Judith Pilkington. (Severndale Special School) 'Speech and Language and Communication Potential'

 

  • Sarah Davyd-Jones 'Auditory Processing Difficulties'.
     
  • Dr Tilly Mortimer 'Approaches to Learning and study Skills'.

 

The next speaker will be Becki Tall on the 4th June 2015.

 

Meetings are held at The Cricket Club in Oswestry at 7.30pm and last for approximately 90 mins.

 

The group is interested in adding more Shrewsbury contacts and Primary Schools in Shropshire. You do not need to be a member to attend these talks.

 

If you would like your name to be added to the mailing list please email Janet Barlow janet.barlow@talk21.com

 

 

Drawing competition

Some of the fantastic contributions to our 'Design the SDA logo competition' A big thank you to all those who entered.

The Dyslexia Debate

The Shropshire Dyslexia Association support the BDA press release in relation to the statement made by Professor Julian Elliott of Durham University.

 

Professor Julian Elliott of Durham University asserted in February this year that dyslexia is a meaningless label. He went on to say that: 'we fully support diagnostic assessments, when appropriate, as well as the legal rights and responsibilities this may confer. It is important to note that dyslexia is recognised both in UK legislation as a disability under the Equality Act (2010) and as a Special Educational Need in the Children and Families Act 2014.' For more of the Statement from the 'Enabling in the Workplace' Science and Practice Group of Occupational Psychologists, regarding the 'Dyslexia Debate' download:

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The British Dyslexia Association issued a press release on the 25th February 2014.


'The British Dyslexia Association refutes any suggestion that the definition of dyslexia is misleading and irrelevant. In 2009 Sir Jim Rose’s Report on 'Identifying and Teaching Children and Young People with Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties’ produced a definition of dyslexia that has been widely accepted as a useful definition in primary school setting. For further information download:

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Free tandem hire

Charlottes Tandems


Charlottes tandems lend tandems to (and only to) people with disabilities or special needs for free, who are unable to ride a bike safely on their own, so that they can enjoy the wonders of cycling.  Borrowers are both children and adults.  Tandems are a fun and safe way to get out and about as friends, a couple, family or group.  They are available for hire for a couple of a months at a time.  If you are not disabled and you are after a hire tandem or one for a Charity Ride then please try the Tandem Club website instead.

If you would like to borrow one then please contact: Ray Hughes (Charlottes Tandem representative in Shropshire): 01746 785659.


The disabilities and special needs of borrowers have so far included: Severe Learning Difficulties, Autism, Aspergers, Blindness, Visual Impairment, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Amputation, Hearing Loss, Dyspraxia, Fybromalgia, Parkinson's, MS, ME, CRPS, COPD, Hemiplasia, Tuberous Sclerosis, CHARGE & MPS III.

Contact Us Today:

Shropshire Dyslexia Association Helpline:

Anne Townsend

01939 233141 

 

(Please note: this number is staffed by volunteers. Please allow 48 hours for a response)

 

email: info@thesda.org.uk 

 

Or use our contact form

 

Charity No:513065

Dyslexia Tuition

At Belle Vue Methodist Church, Belle Vue Rd, Shrewsbury.

 

On Saturday mornings during term time between 9.30 and 12.00 am.

 

On Thursday evenings between 4.14 and 6.15 pm.

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