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Posts Tagged ‘dore

Dore research ‘is rubbish’, but I still can’t tell you so

December 17, 2009

The Dore website has been redesigned recently. In the process they seem to have ‘lost’ all mention of the ‘Balsall Common’ study (Reynolds, Nicholson, Hambly, 2003; Reynolds & Nicholson, 2006), which though heavily criticised was the only research on Dore published in a peer-reviewed journal. They also seem to have dropped the various bits […]

ITV Yorkshire do Dore anecdote

September 28, 2009

Hi all, I’ve not vanished, just had a summer job which mostly involved being in muddy fields far from the Internet. For anyone else in Yorkshire, ITV Yorkshire are going to be doing a Dore anecdote / free advertising tonight in the 6 o’clock ‘news’. I’ve phoned them up this afternoon and explained the background […]

Dore NZ ‘voluntary liquidation’

April 16, 2009

Oh no, not again… Company Number 1259796 View Certificate Of Incorporation Company DORE GROUP (NZ) LIMITED (IN LIQ) EMAIL CERTIFICATE Incorporated 27-NOV-2002 View Online Extract Entity Type Company EMAIL EXTRACT Constitution Filed Yes CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING Annual Return Filing Month June Print This Page Status Details Current Status In Liquidation From To Previous Status […]

An open invitation to Dr Rutherford of Dore

June 20, 2008

Dear Dr Rutherford, We have both been asked by the forum moderators at Dore Talk to move debate elsewhere. I understand you were also less than happy at having your reply to the Guardian ‘Bad Science‘ article mentioning my blog deleted by the newspaper moderators on grounds of libel, as was I – I’d far […]

USA DORE close too

May 27, 2008

Several sources indicate that US Dore centres have also closed down. It looks as though people will be switched to My Dore, a website giving videos and instructions for the exercises. I’d suggest cancelling any payments which may be due or cheques you may have written that have not yet been cashed, as soon as […]

DORE shut

May 24, 2008

*updated with info on administrators, Friday 31st May* DORE UK have shut down, officially confirmed. ‘It is with great regret that we have to announce that Dore has been put into the hands of advisors. As a result Dore is closing all of the UK centres which deliver the Dore Programme with immediate effect. We […]

DORE statement on Australia

May 18, 2008

DORE have at last put up a brief confirmation on DOREtalk that DORE Australia are not operating due to being in financial trouble. If you’ve come to this blog looking for information on that, please read the post below this one first, I’m updating it regularly with any & all sources I can find. I’ve […]

DORE Australia collapse

May 17, 2008

Last updated Saturday morning, GMT. I’ve written a timeline of UK & international DORE goings-on in another post, will be updating there from now on instead. An offer: if anyone wants to make available information about what is going on without revealing their identity, I’m happy to re-post stuff anonymously, unedited and in full. Bung […]

Brain Gym

May 2, 2008

There’s a discussion of Brain Gym on the NeuroLogica blog, written from a neurological rather than EdPsych perspective. I found the discussion of the history of ‘psychomotor patterning’ most interesting – useful background to understand the development of movement-based approaches to treating learning difficulties and disabilities. (BTW, sorry for lack of recent posts, final exams […]

Radio programme on Dyslexia

March 14, 2008

I’ve been listening to a very interesting programme on BBC Radio 4, about dyslexia. There’s some interesting comments from Prof Nicholson (co-author of the ‘Balsall Common’ DORE studies). This particularly discusses the development, uses, and limitations of the ‘Dyslexia Screening Test’ which Prof Nicholson developed, & which is used as a test of progress in […]