Parents' & Professionals' Evening - Wednesday 1 May at 5.30pm
'My Child's Different' - a talk by Elaine Halligan
Children who cannot read and write as well as their peers can often feel stupid, lose confidence and self-esteem and give up. Children feel stigmatised when they are withdrawn from class to receive extra help at their existing school, or feel discouraged when given easier work than their classmates.
At Fairley House, we believe the solution is to give your child a level playing field: a school where all the children experience similar difficulties. By succeeding, some for the first time in their schooling, children can rebuild their self-esteem and confidence.
It is our aim that most children return successfully to a mainstream environment. Time and again I have seen the combination of insightful assessment, individual teaching and specialised therapy work its magic on our children.
Through this, the trajectory of their lives is altered. What once seemed impossible is no longer so. Having worked for more than ten years in the field of dyslexia and dyspraxia, I understand just how wonderful that breakthrough is for parents and children alike.