First of all, let me start out by saying, "Cheerio" (hello) in true British fashion! What an amazing action packed time I spent in Britain as the guest of the British Dyslexia Association or BDA as it is more commonly known! This is my second time on British soil this year, and true to form, I hit the ground running! I first hopped on the iconic double decker red bus and began exploring this historical and infamous city known as London.
London Park ~ Where I Spoke to Students about Dyslexia
I was amazed by sites such as the Parliament Building, The London Tower, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, and what girl could resist a visit to Harrod's renowned department store and Prestat, the chocolatier to the Queen herself! Yum! I even learned that Big Ben is not the clock tower, but rather, the bell within it! The timeless charm of London was better than I could have imagined and I was truly captivated. Had the scenery and rich history of this city not already won me over, the people that I had the privilege to meet certainly would have.
Several hours later we landed in Leeds, a charming little town, and began preparing for a conference regarding teaching techniques and technology that can be effectively used within mainstream school systems. Educators came from near and far to learn techniques used by experts in the field who experience success in teaching dyslexic children to read.
British Teachers at the Annual Dyslexia Conference
My view of the Dyslexia debate in the House of Lords