Bronwyne Van Zyl

Head of Dyslexia Provision

Kings School Al Barsha Dubai

An experienced Dyslexia Specialist Teacher with 17 years international experience at senior level in the field of Specific Learning Differences and Academic Assessment, Bronwyne’s professional career, spanning four countries and many diverse cultures, has focused on empowering children with learning differences, building confidence and creating unique approaches to ensure each student is taught the way they learn best. Bronwyne is also the newly published author of Picture This! Spelling which is a British Dyslexia Association Assured product, an Innovative pencil-free approach to effectively teach irregular word spelling using visualisations and mnemonics. While completing her Master’s degree in Education SEND – Dyslexia Leadership, through Middlesex University, she used Picture This! Spelling to drive her research, proving that a pencil-free visual approach to spelling really works! Bronwyne has been invited as a guest speaker at many conferences and workshops across the UAE, namely the MENA (Middle East North Africa) SEN (Special Educational Needs) Conference, Education Experts Middle East, Infinite Learning and SENCO Network workshops. Bronwyne is recognised for bringing creativity to bear upon the upliftment of each individual child through the development of individualised, customised programmes, achieving excellent results.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

27 February 2020 | 15:30 - 16:00 | Picture This! Spelling - An Innovative Pencil - free Approach to Effectively Teach Irregular Word Spelling Using Visualisations and Mnemonics.

Picture This! Spelling is a published spelling programme assured by the British Dyslexia Association and currently available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites for purchase. Introducing Picture This! Spelling, its components and research behind the innovative pencil free spelling programme. Sections include; How does teaching spelling affect reading? Why teach spelling with a multi sensory pencil free approach to support students with dyslexia, English as an additional language and English Language Learners? Discussion into the different components of the programme and why this supports students with specific differences. Short video of the programme in action. Conclusion and questions.