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The AGM was held on 28th November 2007 in Walferdange and attended by 8 people. Despite the low numbers, there was a lively discussion. The minutes will be circulated and can also be viewed on the website. From now on, a copy of the newsletter will also be on the website.

It was announced at this meeting that the Drop-in Centre is to be closed. This is because it is expensive to run, and also not well used. The library will be re-housed elsewhere, hopefully remaining easily accessible to members. The website will be developed further. At the time of writing, the expected date of closure is

· 31/03/08

Various new initiatives are in the pipeline, including a monthly drop-in meeting at a central venue, every first Monday of the month (see below).

There is also a proposed course for parents, to be run by Tilly Weber. This will be in German and French and in order to assist with planning, questionnaires (also in German & French) are enclosed with this newsletter.

The 2007/2008 committee is:

  • Raymond Claes (Chair/European Matters)
  • Lynne Polak (Vice Chair/Secretary)
  • Idalina de Bock (Treasurer)
  • Jari Pekki (Webmaster)
  • Tilly Weber (Luxembourg matters)
  • Alison Wilson (Newsletter/Membership)

As you can see, we are few in number. If you think you may be able to offer your time and skills to the committee, we’d be more than happy to hear from you!! Please contact Raymond (tel: 621 261 952) if you are interested…

Monday 3th March 2008
7pm to 8:30pm
‘La Citronnelle’ 2 rue Henri Vll, Limpertsberg

Situated on the corner with avenue Faïencerie, this is a small café, which serves drinks and light snacks. Dyspel committee members and supporters will be there to discuss individual or general concerns.

Fragebogen für Eltern

ImageElternabende zur Beratung: Wie lerne ich mit einem Kind mit Lese- und Recht- Schreibschwäche?

Dyspel wird einen Kursus für Eltern organisieren, in dem Ihnen praktische Tipps vermittelt werden, wie Sie mit Ihrem Kind für die Schule lernen können. Um Ihren Bedürfnissen gerecht zu werden, bitten wir Sie, uns Ihre genauen Wünsche mitzuteilen. In diesem Sinne laden wir Sie ein, Ihre Lieblingsoptionen im beiliegenden Fragebogen anzukreuzen!

Herzlichen Dank!

Learning tip of the week

Learning tip of the week: Vocabulary
  • write the voc. on cards for your child
  • learn in little portions of 5-10 words
  • multi-sensory learning: hearing, seeing, feeling the word (writing on the body, in the window, on the floor), moving, writing in different manners (typing, laying with stones or wooden letters)
  • draw paintings: M No ImageN
  • very difficult words: invent a story with the single letters: COAT --> Cathy on a trip
  • use of colours for specific letters/words
Tipps der Woche zum Lernen: Vokabeln
  • die Vokabeln auf Karteikärtchen schreiben für ihr Kind
  • in kleinen Portionen von 5 bis 10 Wörtern lernen
  • Lernen mit vielen Sinnen: hören, sehen, fühlen (auf den Körper schreiben, ins Fenster, auf den Boden), sich dabei bewegen, auf verschiedene Weisen schreiben (eintippen, mit Steinen auslegen oder mit Holzbuchstaben)
  • darin zeichnen: B No ImageT
  • bei sehr schwierigen Wörtern: eine Geschichte mit den einzelnen Buchstaben erfinden: le dos à --> Daniel ose siffler./ Daniel oder Susi?
  • use of colours for specific letters/words

Dyslexia among small business owners

A new study of entrepreneurs in the United States suggests that dyslexia is much more common among small-business owners than even the experts had thought. The report, compiled by Julie Logan, a professor of entrepreneurship at the Cass Business School in London, found that more than a third of the entrepreneurs she had surveyed — 35 percent — identified themselves as dyslexic. The study also concluded that dyslexics were more likely than non-dyslexics to delegate authority, to excel in oral communication and problem solving and were twice as likely to own two or more businesses.

‘We found that dyslexics who succeed had overcome an awful lot in their lives by developing compensatory skills,” Professor Logan said in an interview. “If you tell your friends and acquaintances that you plan to start a business, you’ll hear over and over, ‘It won’t work. It can’t be done.’ But dyslexics are extraordinarily creative about manoeuvring their way around problems.”

The study was based on a survey of 139 business owners in a wide range of fields across the United States. Professor Logan called the number who said they were dyslexic “staggering,” and said it was significantly higher than the 20 percent of British entrepreneurs who said they were dyslexic in a poll she conducted in 2001.'

This is an extract of an article from the New York Times, Dec 6 2007. For the full article, see New York Times web site Tracing Business Acumen to Dyslexia.

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Questionnaire pour parents

ImageSoirées pour parents: Comment travailler pour l‘école avec mon enfant dyslexique?

Dyspel a l’intention d’organiser une formation pour parents qui leur donne des conseils pratiques pour savoir comment étudier avec leur enfant dyslexique. Afin de répondre au mieux à vos besoins, nous vous prions de nous faire connaître plus précisément vos désirs.

Voilà pourquoi nous vous prions de bien vouloir cocher vos options favorites dans le questionnaire ci-joint!

Merci beaucoup!

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