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by Tricia
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling for older learners
Replies: 1
Views: 3157

Re: Spelling for older learners

Thanks for that. Part 3 should be up by the end of the week.
by Tricia
Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Online training for 'That Reading Thing'
Replies: 5
Views: 5729

Re: Online training for 'That Reading Thing'

Thanks, Geraldine. Sadly both the parents are gone now but we still have use of the cottage. I DO work there - though I find the bird life a little too wonderfully distracting. It's actually great to have a base in a different time zone now that I can work with people beyond the UK.
by Tricia
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Online training for 'That Reading Thing'
Replies: 5
Views: 5729

Re: Online training for 'That Reading Thing'

Thanks, Jim!
by Tricia
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Online training for 'That Reading Thing'
Replies: 5
Views: 5729

Re: Online training for 'That Reading Thing'

I've only just seen this so thank you!

It's been a very intense process and I now refer to myself on screen as "That Woman".

I'm looking forward to where it will take That Reading Thing (and That Woman). :grin:
by Tricia
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics for Adults and Teens
Replies: 2
Views: 3339

Re: Phonics for Adults and Teens

Thanks for this, Susan!
by Tricia
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: News of the world, at every level.
Replies: 2
Views: 2852

Re: News of the world, at every level.

Thanks for this, Jim. This would be great for our readers because, while decoding comes quickly, they still struggle with complex syntax. I can see them wanting to move up and see if it still makes sense at the higher levels and it's especially powerful that they are in control of that. The only dow...
by Tricia
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Adult literacy: 10yrs & £9bn later - still 5m can't read
Replies: 30
Views: 22605

Re: Adult literacy: 10yrs & £9bn later - still 5m can't read

I'm not sure it's a public event but I'll let you know what comes of it.

So far they have received one tweet which happens to be mine:

"Would like to see differentiated provision for the educationally vulnerable - prevent "low hanging fruit" phenomenon"
by Tricia
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Adult literacy: 10yrs & £9bn later - still 5m can't read
Replies: 30
Views: 22605

Re: Adult literacy: 10yrs & £9bn later - still 5m can't read

I'm off to the Behavioural Insights Adult Literacy and Numeracy conference tomorrow. Here's their latest tweet: "Behavioural Research Centre for Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK) conference is tomorrow. What change would you like in adult education?#BRCASK" If you don't tweet but would like to contri...
by Tricia
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Adult literacy: 10yrs & £9bn later - still 5m can't read
Replies: 30
Views: 22605

Re: Adult literacy: 10yrs & £9bn later - still 5m can't read

Thanks for all your encouragement. The 3 minute limit on these videos means that showing a demo of any kind is out of the question. However - I will think about adding something to the TRT site - at least an explanation of how we can get from sap to recognition in just a couple of hours when they ar...
by Tricia
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Adult literacy: 10yrs & £9bn later - still 5m can't read
Replies: 30
Views: 22605

Re: Adult literacy: 10yrs & £9bn later - still 5m can't read

Our TRT project co-ordinator in Ellesmere Port did a great " from the trenches" view. I have a feeling not many submitted videos as I've just had an email saying the deadline is now April 25th. We were certainly the only two who did it via twitter but I guess others may have emailed them. Here's Ste...
by Tricia
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Adult literacy: 10yrs & £9bn later - still 5m can't read
Replies: 30
Views: 22605

Re: Adult literacy: 10yrs & £9bn later - still 5m can't read

Joan- you haunted me till I did it! :grin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJaozGt1DFo

It's not my forte - but I spoke from TRT experience.

3 minutes is quick!
by Tricia
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Speak to your baby.
Replies: 13
Views: 8643

Re: Speak to your baby.

Jim - I think the only response is "Twas ever thus". And I really don't trust this government to be doing anything to change this prejudice. There is currently a 10 year life expectancy gap between the poorest and richest parts of the Wirral, where I live. That's within a 6 mile drive. - just not ac...
by Tricia
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Speak to your baby.
Replies: 13
Views: 8643

Re: Speak to your baby.

Here's an academic's to the same paper. http://developmentalphonologicaldisorders.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/language-input-poverty-and-slp-practice/ Public policy makes a difference and public policies are determined by the attitudes and choices of a nation’s people. Leffel and Suskind stress that an...
by Tricia
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Speak to your baby.
Replies: 13
Views: 8643

Re: Speak to your baby.

Dorothy Bishop's blog post is a good reminder to me to allow science to make me question my gut feelings. (ie I love the idea of learning styles, but... :grin: ) It's also fair to say that "talk more to your children" is a simplistic answer to a problem that may have various causes. I also completel...
by Tricia
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A programme for adults with weak literacy in English?
Replies: 7
Views: 6153

Re: A programme for illiterate adults?

Joan, Everything you describe (we even now have "pre TRT" for those who may not be secure in their 1-1 correspondences) is exactly how we operate. Youth projects are funded for paid project co-ordinators who recruit and train volunteers to work in schools. We've found that volunteers are very expens...