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LTR Completes Successful Trial of Barrier to Reading

Monday 9th March 2020
JH

Between April and December 2019, LTR has partnered with 7 Ipswich school to investigate the impact of some conditions which may inhibit children's reading abilities and perhaps affect their behaviours. There are many conditions to be considered, but for this particular trial, LTR focused on Retained Primitive Reflexes with expert partners, the Multi-Sensory Training Centre. So far, results have been analysed for one primary school, Castle Hill Primary Academy, which show significant potential benefits to reading age improvement, plus improvements to pupil concentration and behaviours for learning. This article will be updated later…

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LTR Sets up Links with new Social Prescribing Initiative

Monday 9th March 2020
JH

LTR met recently with key staff from Citizens Advice Bureau to link its activities to the Social Prescribing initiative being rolled out across Ipswich. CAB has taken responsibility for linking every doctor's surgery in Ipswich to organisations which can provide patients with non-medical help. LTR has been particularly keen to link surgeries to the services provided by Read Easy Ipswich and Suffolk Babies. Recognising that 8,000 people in Ipswich will struggle to read medical instructions and forms, and will probably be depressed by the impact of their lack of reading skills, it seems essential that surgeries, via CAB, can sign-post such patients to the…

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Children Reading less than Ever Before

Monday 2nd March 2020
Guardian, 29th Feb 2020

Children today read less frequently than any previous generation and enjoy reading less than young people did in the past, according to new research. The work,…

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