Left Handers Club Newsletter – July 2012
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In this issue..
1. Left handed children and teacher training follow up
2. New left handed products
3. Your Left handed Child Ebook version
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We recently produced an article on the lack of guidance given to teachers on helping left handed children and asked for your feedback. We had a huge response, with over 200 comments totaling some 30,000 words and hundreds of emails – this is certainly the biggest response to anything we have ever posted.
We have put all this together as a series of pages on the website together with our thoughts on ways to improve the situation and ourt plan of action. This newsletter is a high level summary of the information with links to the various pages. If you want to just start at the top and read down the detail, have a look at our new page
Our main conclusions from all the feedback we got are:
We are going to re-start our campaign to improve this situation, starting with a simple questionnaire parents can take their children's schools to find out what, if anything is available to show teachers how to help left-handed children and and how it is being used. We will provide an online form for the answers and for you to attach any scanned paperwork so we can collate all the information.
You can help! – we will send an email when the questionnaire is ready – please pass it to your child's school and try to get some answers then send them back to us.
We will be doing a press release on this to raise awareness over the summer and will have the questionnaire ready for you to download in plenty of time for the start of the new school term in September.
Links to detailed information from this exercise:
Equipment problems (scissors, desks, computers, other items)
We look forward to your further feedback on this – add your comments to the relevant pages of information – and we will be particularly interested to hear from people who have time or resources to campaign on this issue in their own local school, area or country.
Here are some products that have recently been added to our website
The physical book version is normally £9.99 plus postage, but the download ebook version is only £4.95 and with no delivery charge.
Essential reading for any parent or teacher of a left-handed child, this book is a practical and comprehensive guide to the challenges your left-handed child may encounter from their first years right through school life and beyond. From basic skills like dressing and handwriting, to learning new sports and musical instruments, this beautifully illustrated book explains common problems caused by right handed bias in equipment and layout and gives ways to help your child harness their creativity and problem-solving skills to become adaptable and confident in a right-handed world. Written by Lauren Milsom, a leading expert on handedness and founder of the Left-Handers Association, it gives a fantastic insight into a left-hander's perspective, covering aspects such as:
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