Entries by Nicky Parr

Why do some students struggle to copy from the board?

You know some children struggle to copy neatly and accurately from the board, but why? Well aside from their fine motor control there are a number of contributing factors, one of which is the vestibular system. Things to be aware of: The vestibular system gives us our sense of balance, co-ordination and movement. The vestibular receptors […]

Becoming Better – Where To Start

BECOMING BETTER Listening to Michelle Obama begin to narrate her autobiography ‘Becoming’, I found myself wandering into the world of her childhood. The calm, soothing tone of her voice and the deliciously detailed descriptions made me feel like I’d drifted through a time portal. She begins by introducing her family, the first home she remembers […]

The Tactile System

What is the tactile system? Following on from the previous article on sensory processing , here’s some further insight into the tactile system – our sense of touch. Among many other things it plays an essential role in developing our ability to write by hand. As you read, you might find it interesting to consider […]

Sensory Processing

Have you ever heard of it? I first learned about it when my son (aged 2) was identified as having developmental dyspraxia. That was 20 years ago now. Naturally I was keen to learn and understand more so that I could support him in acquiring the many skills he would need; those that we too […]

WordPress Resources at SiteGround

WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer […]