The closing date for the submission of papers for the International Conference (IC) has now passed. I can share with you that we have had some really interesting submissions and it looks like there will be a great programme on offer across the 12th – 14th April 2018. The BDA’s fabulous IC Academic Committee will … Continue reading IC 2018 Call for Papers now closed!
In my research, one of the ten factors for success was “the support of others”. This related to support by parents, mentors, specialist teachers and coaches but it also embraced colleagues and supportive bosses. There has been a significant growth in dyslexia networks and I am optimistic that we are on the threshold of a … Continue reading Adult Dyslexics
As many individuals working within education are winding down for a welcome summer break, here at the BDA we are starting to get excited about the 11th International Conference (April 12th – 14th Telford International Centre). It sounds like it’s a long time until April next year but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes! … Continue reading BDA International Conference 2018
It is one year since Ofsted and Care Quality Commission began the first joint local area inspections of provision for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). At Ofsted, all of our work – whether it’s inspecting nurseries, schools or further education colleges – is fundamentally about making things better for … Continue reading Ofsted: Our SEND inspections need parents’ views
At the end of April, BDA ran a very successful conference for adults in conjunction with BRE and the STEM volunteers group on dyslexia. 135 people attended and there was a real buzz right from the get go. All the speakers were excellent and we had some individuals talking briefly about their experience of being … Continue reading Adults with Dyslexia
There are seismic changes going on in the world of dyslexia support now. We are delighted that Richard Branson is launching a global charity on the strengths of dyslexia but we also have Dyslexia Action going into administration. The BDA is providing a lot of support, as the leading Charity in the field, to ensure … Continue reading Parental Support
As part of B.D.A.’s focus on adults with dyslexia, throughout 2017, I am doing a monthly blog. The subject for this first blog is talent. We would all like to think that the dyslexic individuals who make a real success of their lives, do so because they have an innate talent, possibly a strength endowed … Continue reading A Blueprint for Success for Adults with Dyslexia