Dyslexia Awareness Week 2019


Dyslexia Awareness Week runs from 7-13 October and this year the focus is on schools and businesses empowering people with dyslexia. More than one in ten of us are dyslexic. People with dyslexia have strengths around understanding complex information, seeing the big picture and communicating with others, and contribute to great work at all levels, … Continue reading Dyslexia Awareness Week 2019

Workshop Calendar – Autumn 2019


We hope you are still enjoying your summer break even with all the talk of ‘back to school’. Yes it’s that time of the year again when we are preparing for the new school term and it’s the same for our Friday Workshop. We start on Friday, 13th September when we will welcome back our … Continue reading Workshop Calendar – Autumn 2019

Succeeding with Technology


This practical talk will be held in the – Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny Monday, 29th April from 7pm to 9.30pm “Technology is all around us, however, are we using it in the right way? Is it being used effectively to ensure that learners that most need help are getting the support they need to succeed in … Continue reading Succeeding with Technology

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 … Continue reading Dyslexia Courses for Secondary Teachers

DARE and access to college


The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education. DARE offers reduced points places to school leavers who, as a result of having a disability, have experienced additional educational challenges in second level education. It … Continue reading DARE and access to college

End of Year Barbecue


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

Dyslexia Seminar


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

Supporting Children with Dyslexia through Primary and Secondary Education


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 – 29 years with dyslexia and counting


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

Christmas Raffle Winners


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

Christmas Raffle 2017


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

Dyslexia Courses for Teachers


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

Using technology to support children with learning difficulties


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