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Getting to Grips with Handwriting

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They did it!

They did it!  Alex Walduck and his team completed the 3 Peaks Challenge in a record 22 hours and 58 minutes, raising over £20,000 for our bursary fund!

Thank you to everyone who supported them.

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They did it!
I am delighted to report that the team completed the challenge in 22 hours and 58 minutes and are safely back – a little battered but exhilarated!
The money raised so far has exceeded £20,000 which is fantastic. This will go a long way in helping us to expand our work in local state primary schools. We are, however, still accepting donations, so if you wish to add to this total, follow the below link to the Virgin Money Giving page:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=3bigpeaks&faId=466570&isTeam=true

Thank you all for your continued support.

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Summer Newsletter 2014

Our new 2014 Summer Newsletter is available here:

Newsletter Summer 2014

Summer Holiday Reading Club

Summer Holiday Reading Club

23rd, 24th, 25th July 2014 – 10.30am to 12.30am.

Please contact us on  020 7361 4790 or charlotte.hull@dyslexiateachingcentre.co.uk to book a place.

Touch-typing course Summer Holidays 2014

Please download our Application Form – Summer Holidays July (1) 2014 Summer Holidays July (2) 2014 or Summer Holidays August 2014 and email it to charlotte.hull@dyslexiateachingcentre.co.uk.

MANAGING SENIOR SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMS @ 11+ TALK ON WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER @ 6.30-8PM

MANAGING SENIOR SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMS @ 11+ TALK

Fundraising

The London Dyslexia Initiative has raised in excess of £25,000 to date!

Summer 2013

Application Form – Summer Holidays August 2013

Application Form – Autumn Term 2013

For more information, please contact Charlotte Hull on 0207 361 4790, or email info@dyslexiateachingcentre.co.uk

HANDWRITING GROUPS AT DTC 2013

WHICH COURSE?
CURSIVE LEVEL 1 “Getting to Grips with Writing”
Criteria for suitability
• Age range: 6 – 8/9 yrs
• Beginning to or using cursive script in school
• Most letters of alphabet formed correctly

This is both an entry-level course and a consolidation course for cursive writing. The course follows a structured progression but there is room for some flexibility as groups are small (maximum 8/9). The course provides a solid foundation for cursive writing through clear instruction with visual support and practice.

Specifically the course teaches and consolidates formation of “cadgq” “s” and “k”; teaches and practices joining to and from these letters and integrating these letter joins into words. However there is some incidental learning as well.

Homework is given for further practice and consolidation. Parents are invited to attend one of the sessions in its entirety so they can learn how to help their child in home setting. A short summary of work done is written for school.

Following this course some students are able to generalise skills acquired above into school and go on independently to other letters and letter combinations. Some of the younger students or students with specific writing difficulties benefit and need to repeat the course 1-2 times.

Students can them move on Writing Improvers – see below

CURSIVE LEVEL 2 “Writing Improvers”

Criteria for suitability

• Age range: 8/9 – 11/12 yrs

• Using cursive script in school

• Letter formation pretty much consolidated -odd letter not formed correctly

This 3-day course aims to integrate good pencil control technique, posture and grip into cursive writing. It is a fun course and many students (though not all) have attended Level 1 above. Work covered includes working on fine pencil control (especially vertical and diagonal up / down), word searches (left to right), writing sentences from memory and writing story using thinking skills work sheets.

We have a variety of work sheets so students can attend several times.

2013 DATES:

CURSIVE LEVEL A “Getting to Grips with Writing”

* All below 9.30 – 11.20

DATE COST

Monday 18th Feb – Friday 22nd Feb inc (5 days) SPRING HALF TERM £250

Monday 8th April to Friday 12th April inc (5 days) SPRING HOLS £250

Monday 15th July – Friday 19th July inc (5 days) beg SUMMER HOLS £250

Tuesday 27th Aug – Friday 30th Aug inc (4 days) end SUMMER HOLS £200

Monday 28th Oct – Friday 1 Nov inc (4 days) HALF TERM £250

Monday 16th Dec – Friday 20th Dec inc (5 days) WINTER HOLS £250

CURSIVE LEVEL B “Writing Improvers”

* All below 1 – 2.30 pm

DATE COST

Monday 8th April to Wednesday 10th April inc (3 days) SPRING HOLS £150

Monday 15th July – Wednesday 17th July inc (3 days) beg SUMMER HOLS £150

Tuesday 27th Aug – Thursday 29th Aug inc (3 days) end SUMMER HOLS £200

Monday 16th Dec – Friday 20th Dec inc (3 days) WINTER HOLS £250

Please download the booking form by clicking here: BOOKING FORM 2013

For further information please email : swatherapy@sky.com or call SWA on 020 8208 1361

Sally WRIGHT MCSP HPC Chartered Physiotherapist & Handwriting Specialist

Art Classes

New Art Classes – every Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings.

For more information please email sabine.artstudio@googlemail.com or call 07545 766 010.

Summer Newsletter 2013

Please see our Summer Newsletter here:

Summer Term 2013 Newsletter