Dore may have attracted controversy, but Sal McKeown thinks it's worth careful consideration
The Dore Programme for treating children with dyslexia with a series of exercises is controversial. It has been slammed in the press and derided as the "wobbly board" method. Critics claim that it lacks scientific validity.
However, some schools are beginning to look at adopting it as a solution for different forms of specific learning difficulties, so it is time to lay aside prejudices and take a closer look. And visitors to the Dore SEN open day, and to the TES Special Needs Midlands show in Birmingham, can check it out for themselves (details below).