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#1 Guest_possum11_*

Posted 12 June 2007 - 10:25 AM

Hello lovelies,

Is there anyone in here who might have a copy of the NSW Foundation Hand font files?  I have done a search on a couple of the font sites, and a google, but the only references I can find so far are for wall charts etc.  I'd like to be able to make specific worksheets as needed for Ciaran, he's really struggling, and we're pretty sure he is both dyslexic and ADHD  blink.gif

So if anyone has a copy they'd be willing to share, or can point me in the direction of where to buy it, I would be forever grateful  wub.gif

#2 Guest_--narelle--_*

Posted 12 June 2007 - 10:26 AM

Oh gee Michelle I saw this only recently but for the life of me can't remember where...

Have a look in Tarisota Talk (their newsletter) it might have been there...

#3 mareemum

Posted 12 June 2007 - 11:05 AM

i have it if i will try an Pm it to you


#4 ~ryn~

Posted 12 June 2007 - 12:44 PM

I have it too, for the same reason! original.gif

I've got the various ones, including the dotted ones...  ETA: all packed up and sent your way!  Let me know if it doesn't work!

Edited by ~ryn~, 12 June 2007 - 12:48 PM.

#5 Guest_possum11_*

Posted 12 June 2007 - 05:49 PM

wub.gif Thanks so much girls!  wub.gif  Got it Ryn, and seems to be working fine biggrin.gif

Off to make some worksheets - do you think if he traces the troublesome sight words a hundred times it might stick in that brain of his???!!!  blink.gif  laughing2.gif   At least it will be easier showing him how to make the letter forms than before, with me being a lefty who learned a different style and DH having his own dyslexic chicken scratch!

#6 mumoftwins

Posted 12 June 2007 - 08:29 PM

Glad you got it! I too just got a copy. Haven't done anything with it yet as the teacher wants us to concentrate on the sounds as they still haven't got them yet  rolleyes.gif

#7 Guest_possum11_*

Posted 12 June 2007 - 09:06 PM

LOL Jo, I think our 3 cheeky little monkeys are birds of a feather - Ciaran sucks at the letter sounds too - even ones they learned wayyyyy back near the beginning of first term.  He seems to learn it, and then a few days/hours/minutes!! later has forgotten again  wacko.gif  

I am trying to get him into reading recovery, but so far no luck.  He is being tested for ADHD and learning difficulties on the 27th June, so with luck a 'label' will get them moving on it  rant.gif There is only so much EXTRA stuff you can cram in at home, and he is starting to hate the whole lot - home and school, and is calling himself stupid and that no one likes him cry1.gif

#8 mumoftwins

Posted 12 June 2007 - 09:12 PM

He seems to learn it, and then a few days/hours/minutes!! later has forgotten again


he is starting to hate the whole lot - home and school, and is calling himself stupid

Here too  cry1.gif It is very very hard!!

The boys are still removed from class three mornings a week for work on their sounds and I think they are also working with the ESL support as she has a small load atm. I hope things will improve soon!

#9 Guest_possum11_*

Posted 12 June 2007 - 09:17 PM

Thanks Jo, it is so nice to know we're not alone - feel free to yell out anytime you could do with an understanding ear  original.gif

#10 ~ryn~

Posted 13 June 2007 - 07:34 AM

Me too!  T-shirt time!!! LOL

Don't despair girls....  Ryan started reading recovery in year 1, and I must say, he's been much more ready for it this year.  And from my reading of ADHD, they tend to respond MUCH better to one-on-one teaching anyway.  Ryan does the same thing - in one ear and out the other - but somewhere along the way he'll pop up with something from months ago out of the blue!!  Long term memory is good, but short term is appalling - also an ADHD trait.

Michelle, if you haven't already, get Dr Green's ADHD book.  WELL worth it - and easy to read - designed to be flicked through - and easy to understand with PRACTICAL tips!!  Although I did spend a bit of time reading through the appendices to see about DSM and treatment methodologies etc.

Gosh, one of the most unhelpful things I read the other day was "tips" for parents with ADHD kids which said  ohmy.gif "Never leave them unsupervised"!!!!!!!!  Yeah, right!  How possible is that with 3 kids??? glare.gif

And I think there's an ADHD support thread here (which I haven't visited in far too long!!!).

#11 *amanda*

Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:14 AM

my girls are also getting extra help with school. I can say that now that they are year 2, we have made some real progress. There were times when i thought that we would never teach them how to read, the alphabet, bloody sight words  mad.gif  etc etc. Georgia still struggles to count past 12  sad.gif

The extra help they get has helped IMMENSLY! I am wondering what this worksheet is though  unsure.gif - is it something that would help us too?

i agree Michelle - there is only so much you can do at home after a long day at school and with parents working, arsnic hour etc etc.

Glad to know i am not alone  original.gif

#12 ~Dizzy~

Posted 13 June 2007 - 01:39 PM

Amanda - I think what Michelle meant by worksheets was using the NSW font to create some worksheets for C to write on. The font comes in an outline form, a dotted form, cursive etc.

It's great for the kids to use to learn by tracing our "style" of writing (not all states do their writing & numbers the same IYKWIM  blink.gif )

I also have a set of the fonts (benefits of having teacher friends) if anyone wants it emailed.

#13 *amanda*

Posted 13 June 2007 - 02:12 PM

ahh ok thanks Dizzy for clearing that up. I do already have a dotted 'learn to write' font so i will pass on it thanks original.gif

#14 Guest_possum11_*

Posted 13 June 2007 - 08:44 PM

Yeah, Dizzy is right onto me!  Customised worksheets and stuff to get his brain working somehow.

It is absolutely frustrating for us when we know he CAN do it if he focuses and concentrates, and when his language and logical skills indicate he is one smart cookie.  Glad to hear G&K are making some progress, and it is sure comforting to know we're not alone.  Ciaran was borderline low birthweight, 2.58kg, even though he was 39 weeks, and there was no reason put forward for it.  There seems to be a link with smaller birth weights and learning difficulties from what I've read sad.gif

If you have whatever the SA schools use that's great Amanda, if not perhaps post about in the state threads and see if someone has the equivalent.  I was quite willing to buy it, but couldn't even track it down to do that!

#15 *amanda*

Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:28 PM

It is absolutely frustrating for us when we know he CAN do it if he focuses and concentrates

oh yeah i hear you there Michelle  ddown.gif ddoh.gif

Edited by *amanda*, 13 June 2007 - 11:28 PM.

#16 carolleigh

Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

QUOTE (~Dizzy~ @ 13/06/2007, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Amanda - I think what Michelle meant by worksheets was using the NSW font to create some worksheets for C to write on. The font comes in an outline form, a dotted form, cursive etc.

It's great for the kids to use to learn by tracing our "style" of writing (not all states do their writing & numbers the same IYKWIM  blink.gif )

I also have a set of the fonts (benefits of having teacher friends) if anyone wants it emailed.

Hi Dizzy,

Could you please send me a copy of the fonts too? I used to have them but got a new laptop and lost them all!


#17 bluecardigans

Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

This is what we have been using... I can write my own name

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