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WCECW340 Dyslexia 2 part course - Part 1 - Identification and Understanding Difficulties associated with the Diagnosis & Part 2- Helping Students to Access the Curriculum

A 2-part course.

Part 1 15/09/2021 - Dyslexia- Identification and Understanding Difficulties associated with the Diagnosis 
A practical workshop examining the signs and symptoms of dyslexia and how teachers might recognise it in the classroom. We will look at the specific difficulties associated with the diagnosis and will use basic assessments and checklists suitable for classroom and school use to help teachers plan to assess the children. At the end of this workshop the participants will understand better what dyslexia feels like from the perspective of the person with dyslexia and in what areas of education and daily living the difficulties appear. 


Part 2 22/09/2021 - Dyslexia- Helping Students to Access the Curriculum
During this workshop we will examine differentiation techniques and resources that will help students with dyslexia to access the curriculum and to reach their full potential. We will take a practical approach to planning to meet needs of the students and will look at some of the resources available for students with dyslexia.


Learning Outcomes:
• Participants will learn how to identify dyslexia and the various difficulties associated with it
• Participants will understand what life feels like from the dyslexic student’s perspective
• Participants will understand some resources and methods to help the dyslexic pupil reach their full potential
• Participants will use the continuum of support to learn how to support pupils with dyslexia


Presenter Biography- Annette Ormond, Grad Dip. SEN, M.Ed ASN.
I am a primary teacher working in schools for the past sixteen years. I am a passionate lifelong learner and am currently completing a Masters in Educational Leadership in Waterford Institute of Technology. I am studying towards a degree in psychology also. I have completed many different courses in the area of educating children with Special Educational Needs and I have significant and varied experience in the area also. I believe wholeheartedly in the difference we can make in the lives of people with many additional needs through our understanding and our knowledge. I have worked with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland for the past seven years and was awarded the IATSE Testimonial and Award for excellence in Support Teaching in 2017 when studying in University College Dublin.


 Open to Primary, Post Primary Teachers, SNA's and Parents

Event Properties

Course Date 15-09-2021 5:00 pm
Event End Date 22-09-2021 6:30 pm
Registration Start Date 31-05-2021
Capacity 100
Cut off date 15-09-2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Annette Ormond
Number Hours 3
Location Online
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