Learning Difficulties is a huge subject. It can be overwhelming for families to learn that their child has been “labelled” with dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD. It can also be reassuring to hear from other families who have had the same experience and to learn how they dealt with it.
Dore is a 12-18 month daily personalised physical exercise programme for children and adults with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. The Programme’s assessment procedure and exercises are designed to examine and then work on the cerebellum, the brain’s ‘skill centre’. An inefficiency in this part of the brain means that the ‘thinking centre’ has to work much harder, which makes it a struggle to process lots of information and perform automatic tasks.
The Dore Programme is being used as a SEN intervention in several UK schools as well as by families. Thousands of individuals have successfully completed the Programme and reported outcomes include: improved concentration, improvements in reading and spelling scores, better movement coordination, increased self-confidence, more motivation for reading and schoolwork, greater social skills and sporting ability. Dore is also proud to receive regular positive feedback from people who have completed the Programme, where they include Dore as an important factor in later success in school exams, university qualifications, professional and personal life.
Dore is hosting a series of awareness-raising events around the country, providing the public with the opportunity to hear from parents and young people about their own experiences of learning difficulties.
Our June event will be held at Abbey Gate School, Clare Avenue, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3HR, on Tuesday 25th June, starting at 6pm. Mrs Rhodes-Leader, head-teacher of Abbey Gate, will be speaking about her school’s support of the Dore Programme as a SEN intervention. She will also provide a parental perspective of the Programme.
Other key speakers are: Mary Blake, a former teacher who now works as an educational consultant, will be discussing her son’s experience on the Programme; and Dore’s Dr Sara Chamberlain will provide detailed information about the Programme itself.
Attendance is free. If you would like to attend, please call us on 01789 201474 to reserve a place. For further information about the Dore Programme, please visit www.dore.co.uk.