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“That time of year thou mayst in me behold (Sonnet 73)” by William Shakespeare That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see’st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west; Which by and by black night doth take away, Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest. In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire, That on the ashes of his youth doth lie, As the deathbed whereon it must expire, Consumed with that which it was nourished by. This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

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Learning to read can be a difficult process for some children. Even with a lot of effort from the student, teachers and parents, some learners make slow progress and fall behind in literacy. These children may have dyslexia. SPELD Victoria is the body dedicated to supporting people with Specific Learning Difficulties, their families and educators. According to SPELD: • Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects the skills involved in reading and spelling. It’s best considered as a continuum from mild to severe. • There is a strong family link with dyslexia. If a parent or grandparent had trouble reading, writing and spelling there is a chance they had dyslexia (it may not have been formally diagnosed). • Dyslexia affects around 1 in 10 people – that’s 2-3 children in each classroom. • Dyslexia is ongoing – there is no ‘cure’. Reading should be taught systematically through dedicated phonics instruction. • Dyslexia should not be linked to lower intelligence. It affects people of all levels of intelligence. • Characteristics of dyslexia include difficulty with phonological awareness (the ability to hear sounds in words and ability to manipulate these sounds to create new words), difficulty with short term ‘working’ memory, reduced verbal processing speed. For more information and support we recommend that you view the SPELD website: http://www.speldvic. Ph. Kate Keogh 0402 284 224


Springboard term 2 2017  

In this issue you can find out what's going on around the house, get some advice on estate planning and returning to work, try a quinoa lent...