Welcome to Literacy Foundation for Children News

Welcome to the fourth edition of our quarterly e-newsletter. We haven’t been in touch for a while, but we have still been busy … we’re looking forward to bringing some updates about this in the near future.
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Anxiety vs Stress:  Learn the signs and ways to help

Working with students who learn differently, the article on Anxiety & Stress from Understood.com prompted further investigation.  Students with learning challenges are more likely to experience negative thoughts and maybe even fear, stress or anxiety.  It is something that needs to be considered by parents and educators; possible strategies should be considered in any support plan.

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Dyslexia Myth

Reading and writing letters backwards is the main sign of dyslexia.

Dyslexia Fact

Some kids with dyslexia write letters backwards and some don’t. So, letter reversal isn’t necessarily a sign that your child has dyslexia.

In fact, young children commonly reverse letters. It’s not unusual to see them confuse b and d or write p instead of q. If your child is still doing so by the end of first grade, however, it may signal the need for an evaluation.


Professional Development for Teachers

   Would your child’s school be interested in holding a seminar about literacy and learning disability? To find out more, go to our School Seminars brochure.


Assistive Technology:  Tools that make things possible

   Assistive Technology is defined by Education Queensland as “… any hardware, software or system of technical components and processes that enhances the capacity for all students to engage more effectively with the curriculum and their learning environment.
This can range from “high tech” technology, such as electronic devices or power wheelchairs, to “low tech” devices such as a pencil grip, supportive seat or a simple switch.’

Do you know the meaning of the word ‘solecism‘?

Definition:
1. a nonstandard or ungrammatical usage, as unflammable and they was.
2. a breach of good manners or etiquette.
3. any error, impropriety, or inconsistency.

In other words … a socially awkward or tactless act; a violation of conventional usage and grammar, as in “I are sixty year old.”

Synonyms: faux pas, gaffe, slip, gaucherie, blooper, blunder, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, pratfall, bloomer – an embarrassing mistake


Did you know that donations to the Foundation are tax deductible?

Consider making a donation to help a child with a learning disability.  As the Foundation is run soley by volunteers the administrative costs are very minimal, so we are glad to say that the vast majority of all donations and funds raised are distributed to the families of children requiring support.

Make a Donation at GiveNow
The Foundation is now listed with Containers for Change; we’re just waiting on our listing as a charity on their website to be finalised.  If you would like to donated your unwanted bottles and cans to creative positive change, you can include the code C10240836 when you drop off your bottles and cans to a recycle location.

 


When all else fails, give up and go to the library.”

– Stephen King


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