Online Dyslexia Workshops for Primary and Post Primary Teachers, SNAs and Parents/Guardians

Online Dyslexia Workshops for Primary and Post Primary Teachers, SNAs and Parents/Guardians

These online workshops are a collaboration between Kilkenny Education Centre, Cork Education Support Centre, West Cork Education Centre, Co. Wexford Education Centre and Waterford Teachers' Centre.

Workshop #1 - Identification and Understanding Difficulties Associated with the Diagnosis - Tuesday 9th March 2021, 7 - 8.30p.m.

This practical workshop will examine the signs and symptoms of Dyslexia and how teachers might recognise it in the classroom. Participants 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 students. At the end of this workshop, 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. 

Workshop #2 - Helping Students to Access the Curriculum - Thursday 18th March 2021, 7 - 8.30p.m.

During this workshop, participants will examine differentiation techniques and resources that will help students with Dyslexia to access the curriculum and to reach their full potential. A practical approach to planning to meet the needs of students will be taken, and the workshop will look at some of the resources available for students with Dyslexia.

Annette Ormond, Grad Dip. SEN, M.Ed ASN.

Annette Ormond is a Primary teacher working in schools for the past sixteen years. She is a passionate lifelong learner and is currently completing a Masters in Educational Leadership in Waterford Institute of Technology, and is studying towards a Degree in Psychology also. She has completed many different courses in the area of educating children with Special Educational Needs and has significant and varied experience in the area. She believes wholeheartedly in the difference we can make in the lives of people with additional needs through our understanding and our knowledge. She has 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.

Course Properties

Course date 09-03-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 18-03-2021 8:30 pm
Capacity 20
Cut off date 09-03-2021 11:45 am
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Annette Ormond, Grad. Dip. SEN, M.Ed. ASN.
Number Hours 3
Location Online (via Zoom)
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