We are coming to the end of another busy and successful year in the workshop. Some of our students will be undertaking their Junior Certificate Examinations soon and we wish them every success. We thank all our pupils and tutors for their hard work and commitment over the last year. The success of our workshop depends largely on … Continue reading End of Year Barbecue
Over sixty people, attended a very successful seminar today in the Springhill Court Hotel organised by Kilkenny Dyslexia Workshop. The theme of the seminar was “Supporting pupils with dyslexia through primary and secondary education.” The guest speaker was Wyn Mc Cormack who herself is the mother of 3 sons with dyslexia. She is also a … Continue reading Dyslexia Seminar
The Workshop will be closed on Friday, 2nd March due to the adverse weather conditions.
Read this very useful article today, by Sarah Chapman who has dyslexia, who makes some very practical suggestions for dyslexic students at university. Read the full article here https://t.co/5TqFk55EQi
We are delighted to announce a morning seminar/conference for parents, teachers, guidance counsellors, psychologists and other professionals who support children with dyslexia. Our keynote speaker is Wyn Mc Cormack, who is a mother of 3 sons with dyslexia, is also a guidance counsellor, special education teacher, author of books dealing with dyslexia and who also … Continue reading Supporting Children with Dyslexia through Primary and Secondary Education
Ross O’ Dwyer is CEO and Co-Founder at Pundit Arena. In this article published in Linkedin he describes living with dyslexia from his early school days, through college and in his professional life. His mother’s advice to a parent of a child with dyslexia is very positive and encouraging. Hope you enjoy this true life … Continue reading Ross O’ Dwyer – 29 years with dyslexia and counting
Here is the Kilkenny Dyslexia Workshop Calendar for this term. Workshop Open January: 12th, 19th, 26th February: 2nd, 9th, 23rd March: 2nd, 9th, 16th April: 13th, 20th, 27th Workshop Closed February: 16th (mid-term) March: 23rd, 30th (Easter) April: 6th (Easter)
We held the draw for our Christmas Raffle on Friday, 15th December, the final workshop for this term. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the pupils and their parents for their very generous support of this fundraiser for our new photocopier and other resources. Also a big thank you to all our … Continue reading Christmas Raffle Winners
Our Christmas Raffle will take place in the workshop on Friday, 15th December. The raffle is to raise funds for the workshop and pay for new equipment (photocopier and reading kits) and to help parents raise funds for their workshop fees. We have great prizes and we would like to sincerely thank all our sponsors … Continue reading Christmas Raffle 2017
The workshop will re-open for students on Friday, 15th September at 5.30pm. Parents will receive confirmation by post soon.
Courses for Secondary School Teachers 2017 The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) is offering a one-day course specifically designed for teachers of second level students. . It will be relevant to both mainstream teachers and those working in Resource, Learning Support or Guidance Counselor capacities. Topics covered will include: Dyslexia at second level and how … Continue reading Dyslexia Courses for Teachers
One opinion often expressed about the role of technology in education is “It’s not about the technology but about the pedagogy”. Too true! Technology is a very powerful tool and no less so in the area of teaching and learning. But like any other educational tool it is just a means to an end but … Continue reading Using technology to support children with learning difficulties