Dore Information Day for schools working with children with specific learning difficulties
Dore, creator of the personalised 'drug-free' exercise programme aimed at people with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, asperger's and other learning difficulties, is to hold a free open day for teachers, SENCOs and education professionals on Saturday 16thJune (9am-2pm) at its headquarters at Bridgeway House, Bridgeway, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6YY. In addition to giving teachers a walk-through of the Dore Programme, the Dore team will be on hand to discuss how the programme works in the school environment. Telephone 0333 123 0100 for further information or contact Dore on to register.
Over the years, thousands of people have successfully completed the programme Approximately 10% of the population has a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia and this often prevents them from fulfilling their potential at school, university and in the workplace. It also affects their confidence and emotional well-being and so may impact on their home life and personal relationships. The Dore Programme is for children over 7 and adults.
Dore has already implemented the Programme in a number of schools. This includes a detailed assessment and a consultation with a doctor. Participants are then given an individualised programme of balancing and eye tracking exercises which they do every day for 12 to 18 months. Pupils will come out of class to work on their exercises for 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the afternoon and will have further activities to do at home and in the holidays. The Programme is designed to improve the function of the cerebellum, the part of the brain which some researchers believe plays a major role in coordination, concentration and in making skills become automatic.
Bishop Douglass School and Specialist Science College in East Finchley has been running the programme for over a year. Head Teacher Angela Murphy said, “I can really see the difference in the pupils and that is why I have committed to starting another group of children on the Programme.”
The staff at the school report that they are seeing improvements in concentration, confidence and self-esteem, balance and coordination and writing and organisational skills. More importantly, the pupils themselves can measure their progress. One participant said, This Programme has helped me so much with my Maths, English and Science and it has also helped me with my balance.”
Crishni Waring, Managing Director at Dore, said, “We are delighted to be working with our current school partners and excited to be implementing the Programme at two more schools in September.”
For further information or to register interest in attending visit http://www.dore.co.uk/contact or phone 0333 123 0100.
About the DORE Programme:
Dore is the trading name of Dynevor CIC, a community interest company that owns the rights to the Dore Programme. The Programme is aimed at people with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).