Understanding Dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia Workshop

Date: *Next event will be held end of April or early May
Venue: Maynooth University
Time: 6.30pm – 9.45pm
Fee: €35 Book Now
*Proceeds from the event will go to Dyslexia Association of Ireland

Seminar Outline

Michelle Kinsella will open the seminar with a session entitled ‘Understanding Dyslexia’. This session is an interactive workshop during which you will have the opportunity to gain insight into the experience of somebody who has dyslexia. The workshop involves open discussion coupled with specific exercises which are powerful simulation tools. Questions and answers are facilitated throughout the session. By the end of the session you will be confident in understanding the following;

-What dyslexia is and what it is not
-How does dyslexia affect the lives of individuals (child and adult)
-How you can support individuals with dyslexia

Mairéad McHale, Synergy,  will deliver a lecture entitled: Developing Dyslexia Friendly Schools. Topics will include:

-Inclusion
-The Key Principles of Dyslexia Friendly Schools
-Individual Learning Styles and the implications for teaching & learning

Kellie Fagan, secondary school teacher, will discuss RACE and supports in secondary schools. We also aim to have a primary school teacher to talk about supports and interventions for primary school children.

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Who should attend?
Professionals (Primary, post-primary and further education teachers, SNAs, care staff), parents, volunteers in support groups and anyone interested in learning about dyslexia is welcome to attend.

Certificate:
On completion, workshop participants will be awarded the:
Understanding Dyslexia Professional Development Certificate of Attendance.