Applied Educational and Child Psychology

Margaret-Jean-Evans

 

 

Dr Margaret Jean Evans

D. Applied Educational and Child Psychology,

MSc, MSc, BSc, BA, CPsychol, QTS, HCPC,

Creator of the Multilingual Reading Scheme

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Marco the Malta Bus

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About Literacy Acquisition Science Behind The Reading Scheme Meet Marco, Marija & Nifi
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School Workshops for Teachers

Presentations by Dr Margaret are available in schools and organisations for a fee plus travelling and contact Sellum Psychology email.

Subjects include literacy acquisition for students with:

  • EAL
  • dyslexia
  • ASD or moderate learning difficulties
  • Working Memory (what it is and how to improve teaching styles to accommodate pupil auditory memory difficulties)
  • Reorganising classrooms for pupils with ASD and ADHD

Research

Margaret found that when a complete Year 3 group of children were asked to spell unfamiliar words from the NC and asked to show all their attempts at finding the correct answer, many of them almost hit on the correct solution the first time. As they employed phonic techniques, the result became less like the ‘look’ of the target word. The same cohort was then required to type out the same list of words. All the children performed better and most of the strange phonology disappeared. Margaret decided to empirically test her hypothesis that phonics can be a major deterrent to literacy acquisition for the phonically challenged.

Read my full article in BBC

presentations by Dr Margaret are available in schools and organisations for a fee plus travelling and contact Sellum Psychology email? 

Subjects include literacy acquisition for students with, EAL, dyslexia, ASD or moderate learning difficulties; Working Memory, what it is and how to improve teaching styles to accommodate pupil auditory memory difficulties; Reorganising classrooms for pupils with ASD and ADHD