Understanding Dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia Seminar

Date: 11 JUNE 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 9.45pm

Location: Maynooth University, North Campus
Callan Building – Ground floor – Lecture Room CB1. The Callan building is located on Maynooth University North Campus (new campus) on the Kilcock Road in Maynooth. Park in carpark 1.

From Maynooth, drive past Manor Mills shopping centre, turn left at lights onto Kilcock Road. Pass Aldi and the university library on the left. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit (right) into Maynooth University North Campus (first exit if travelling from Kilcock direction). As the campus is a one-way system you must turn left. After you turn left, the Callan Building (circled in pink on the attached map) is on the right. You can park in car park 1 which is the first car park on the left (beside the student’s union building). You can also park in the bays adjacent to the Callan Building or in the car park 2 on the right side (see nearest car parks marked with the black dots on the map attached). Please note, there is no parking restriction on campus after 5pm, you do not need a parking permit and will not need to pay and display.

Link to Google Maps – directions from Maynooth Main Street to Callan Building, Maynooth University North Campus

Fee: €35 includes refreshments and certificate of attendance

*Proceeds from the event will go to Dyslexia Association of Ireland

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Seminar Outline

Michelle Kinsella, Dyslexia Association of Ireland & Maynooth University, will facilitate a session entitled ‘Understanding Dyslexia’. The session is an interactive workshop during which you will have the opportunity to gain insight into the experience of a dyslexic person. 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 dyslexic individuals

Mairéad McHale, Synergy & Maynooth University, will deliver a lecture entitled: Developing Dyslexia Friendly Schools.

Angela Langan, primary school teacher, will discuss supports and strategies for children in primary school.

Kellie Fagan, secondary school teacher, will discuss RACE and supports in secondary schools.


Who should attend?

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

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