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Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If – Parent Course

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 23, 2022

| $NZ 368.00 – $NZ 563.50

Dyslexia-Inspired Strategies For Parents Of All Struggling Learners
Six Practical Support Sessions That Make Parents The Best Helpers They Can Be

Gift of Dyslexia Davis® techniques that get your child’s learning working

What you will learn

Session 1: Confused?
Your journey as the parent of a bright but struggling learner. The role of confusion in a learning difficulty. The Davis “Release” Procedure.

Session 2: Gifts and Problems
The talents that go with learning difficulties. How can a talent cause a problem? Word thinking and picture thinking.

Session 3: How do dyslexics think and learn?
The concept of ‘disorientation’ and its role in a learning difficulty. The problem with if. The Davis “Create-A-Word” procedure.

Session 4: Learning for Picture Thinkers
Visualisation for reading comprehension. Punctuation as a reading skill. Retention of what has been read. Why Clay? The Davis “Picture-At-Punctuation” and “Symbol Mastery” techniques.

Session 5: Going Deeper
“Picture-At-Punctuation”: fiction and fact. Dictionaries: their power for picture-thinkers. “Symbol Mastery” on subject-specific vocabulary. Picturing technical definitions.

Session 6: Pulling it all together
Comprehensive course review. Creating a complete support strategy for your bright but struggling child.

Six two-hour sessions, 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. NZT

Wednesday 19 & 26 January, 2, 9, 16 & 23 February

One-person course (one workbook + 2 blocks of clay) $320 + GST

*Two-person (share workbook + 4 blocks of clay) $470 + GST

*Two-person  (2 workbooks + 4 blocks of clay) $490 + GST

*’Two-person’ means 2 people supporting the same child such as, “mum and nana” or “dad and an auntie” or “mum and a family friend who has always supported the child”. We want to make it easier for family or close community to support a dyslexic child or teen.

Also ask us about family, whānau and group rates; we are encouraging whanaungatanga and getting together for learning.


January 19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$NZ 368.00 – $NZ 563.50
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Claire Ashmore & Rachel Barwell
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Claire Ashmore & Rachel Barwell
Workbook and clay
More Information
[email protected]
Registration Deadline
17 January 2022


Online (NZ – Wellington Time)
Wellington, New Zealand
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