Dyslexia Courses for Secondary Teachers

Dyslexia for Mainstream Second-level Teachers Spring 2019

Saturday, 26 January: Carrickmacross, Nuremore Hotel  10.00 – 15.00

Saturday, 2nd February:  Stillorgan Talbot Hotel 10.00 – 15.00

Saturday, 9th February: Carlow Woodford Dolmen Hotel 10.00 – 15.00

This course is designed for two groups of teachers.

1. Teachers who have students with dyslexia in their classes.  Given that dyslexia can affect up to 1 in 10 people, most mainstream teachers will have such students in their classes.
2. Teachers who have been allocated some SEN classes and have not received any formal training on SEN teaching.  Although the course deals in particular with dyslexia, many of the strategies and resources will also help when working with students with other specific learning difficulties such as Dyspraxia and Autistic Spectrum.

Topics

Dyslexia and how it affects students at second level
Screening and Identification
Understanding the assessment
Classroom teaching and learning strategies
Strategies/resources/classroom planning for the teacher with some SEN classes.
Study skills for the student with dyslexia

What teachers have said about the courses held in Autumn 2018:

‘Excellent delivery that was engaging for the entirety of the course’.
‘An engaging and comprehensive course.  One of the most relevant I have ever done’.
‘Very interesting day that will change my approach in the classroom from Monday’.
‘I think it would invaluable for all mainstream teachers’.
‘I found this course absolutely brilliant.  I feel so much more confident in being to help my students achieve their goals’.
‘Excellent course, I will be taking lots of ideas back to school’.
‘This was honestly one of the best courses I have ever attended’.
‘Brilliant structure to the day’.

Presenters:

Wyn McCormack worked as guidance counsellor and special education teacher.  She has designed and presented courses on dyslexia for teachers, parents and students since 1996. She is the author of the Factsheets on Dyslexia at Second Level(2014), Lost for Words 3rd Ed. 2007, and co-author of Dyslexia, an Irish Perspective 2nd Ed 2010.

Deirdre McElroy has worked for a number of years as an educational psychologist with NEPS.  Before that she taught Mathematics and History to Leaving Certificate Higher level.  She also has a Masters in Special Education and has worked as a resource teacher.

Cost

The cost of the course is €80.  For more information check http://Www.dyslexiacourses.ie

 

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