Frequently Asked Questions 

Welcome! I've created these resources to answer the most common questions I'm asked.

I am Caroline a dyslexic, married to a dyslexic, with with three dyslexic children.  Thankfully all my kids are doing fine academically now but for a long time life was hard.  I wish I had known about Facebook support groups back then.  I think this particular group is wonderful, and want to do my part to help support fellow parents.  
More info about me and what I do.

My struggles forced me to learn a lot, and I now work as a Learning Consultant providing the advice I wish had been available to my family.  I focus on technology that can transform learning

To get more information on any subject click on the the links below to view more information.

Text to Speech (TTS)

Our education system relies on students being able to read to learn. This puts those that struggle with literacy at a disadvantage across the whole curriculum.  Text to speech reads text for students so they are not limited by their literacy.

More information on Text To Speech (TTS)

Preparing for Spelling Tests

For many families these are a weekly torture.

How technology help children prepare for spelling tests.

 

What to consider before buying a device 

It is widely claimed that technology can transform learning for dyslexics.  This often requires parents investing in a device but which one?  It is easy to throw money at the problem but that doesn't guarantee you will get the best device or that it will be suitable as your child progresses through school.

What to consider before buying a device

Need encouragement?

When things are tough these videos might be encouraging.  Some include the typical famous successful dyslexics, which I know are not encouraging for everyone (but the kids I teach normally love them).  There are also those that include real life stories which might be more attainable.  

Videos suitable for primary children

Videos suitable for secondary children

Need help to better understand how & why dyslexics struggle in school.

While this video is dated I think it is excellent and haven't found anything better.  In my opinion this is a MUST WATCH video for parents and educational professionals.

F.A.T. City.  How hard can it be?

 

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I run affordable workshops for parents, teachers and tutors.

I am mostly based in Surrey and the South East of England and also offer affordable distance consultancy online.

If there is a particular topic you want me to cover let me know and I will try to include a relevant page.

If you need more details information I offer affordable distance consultancy.

If you see an opportunity for me at your child's school please do let me know.  Currently I try not to contain my travel to the SE of England, but as my children get older and  more independent I will be able to travel further.

I plan to offer webinar workshops in the future, but there are never enough hours in the day....
If you would like to know about future webinars or have a suggestion for a topic please let me know.