This webinar is designed for mainstream teachers who have students with dyslexia in their classes. Given that dyslexia can affect up to 1 in 10 people, most teachers will have such students in their classes. The key emphasis is on practical classroom and school strategies as well as useful resources.
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.
· Dyslexia and how it affects students at second level.
· Screening and Identification.
· Dyslexia Friendly school and classroom strategies.
· Resources including subject specific resources for teachers.
Facilitators: Wyn McCormack and Deirdre McElroy
Wyn McCormack worked as guidance counsellor and special education teacher as well as being the parent of three sons with dyslexia. 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.
|Course Date||07-02-2022 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||07-02-2022 8:00 pm|
|Speaker||Wyn McCormack/Deirdre McElroy|