CHRISTINE BLANCE – MY STORY
I am a biology graduate who after many years of teaching in Secondary Schools was inspired by one of my first dyslexic students to specialize in this condition. Having done a years training and gained a British Dyslexia Institute Diploma I returned to teaching in schools and also began my own tutorial business where pupils of all ages came to the classroom in my home. That was over 20 years ago. I am still doing this now. During all this time I have created a whole structured teaching program which includes my unique Initial Word Mnemonic Chant method used in the teaching of High Frequency Words and Homophones both available in book form called Spelling Success. This whole method of mine has taken many functionally illiterate children and transformed them into success stories, gaining high grades in exams, qualifying with first class degrees and going on to secure worthwhile careers. These were children that were dismissed as underachievers. I love this job. I love changing peoples lives for the better.
An exciting, effective spelling and reading technique for dyslexics
We all learn in different ways. Some of us are visual learners and need to work with images, videos, tables, graphs etc.
How can parents help their dyslexic children at home
Pupils thrive on this multi-sensory approach to the whole course and very quickly gain confidence when they observe their improved reading and spelling levels.
How to help a dyslexic child to read
Ultimately, because reading is difficult for a dyslexic, it is necessary to push through the barriers of resistance. It is important to make reading fun and engaging.
The Learning Experience
When other spelling methods have been tried and failed, and this one has been successful, a tremendous boost to confidence is experienced. Once a pupil has had a taste of success, it can affect the way they feel about themselves, which can then spread to other areas of learning.