Specialist Tuition for Adults
DAI offers individual tuition for adults, including third level students, in reading, spelling, essay writing, study skills and exam techniques. This tuition is designed for people with Dyslexia and is given by specifically trained teachers.
The time, duration, frequency and location of tutorial sessions is agreed between client and tutor. Tutorials are paid for by the client directly to the tutor. The recommended fee for individual tuition is currently €35 (euros) per hour, though charges may vary. Some limited funding is available to provide subsidised/reduced rate tuition to adults on social welfare. Tuition is usually given for one hour per week. Classes should be paid for in advance and missed classes are charged for unless sufficient notice is given.
Career Paths Course (Full-Time)
This course is sponsored by DAI, and funded by SOLAS, the Department of Education and Skills, and DAI. It is a nine-month, full-time course, from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday. The course is held in Leixlip, Co. Kildare. The Course Code is AT58F.
The course aims to develop the literacy skills, knowledge and experience of adults with Dyslexia to a standard to enable them to enter the labour force.
- Communication Skills
- Microsoft Word
- Computer Literacy
- Career Preparation
- Personal Effectiveness
- Work Placement
- Literacy Skills
- Presentation Skills
- Interviewing Techniques
- Telephone & Reception Skills
- First Aid Training
- Safety Awareness
- Lifelong Learning Strategies.
The training method consists of presentations and tutorial input which includes practical projects. Participants work towards FETAC certification (a major award at Level 3 is offered, with some minor awards at level 4 and higher).
This course is open to any unemployed person over 18 years of age who has been diagnosed with Dyslexia. Adults who feel they might have Dyslexia, but who have never been formally assessed, should contact DAI to arrange an assessment. Funding may be available.
For further information please contact any SOLAS office and ask about Course Code AT58F, or contact
Emma Matthews, Course Supervisor. Tel: 01 6060009 and email email@example.com.
The Career Paths website is www.careerpathsfordyslexia.com.
Evening Classes for Adults with Dyslexia
DAI in conjunction with FÁS are now offering a new evening class for adults with dyslexia, which takes place in the Career Paths centre in Leixlip. This course is offered over 10 evenings, in a block of two evenings per week for five weeks. This course is free for unemployed adults. People who are employed are also welcome to apply for the course; the fee will be approx. €220.
The course focuses on developing literacy skills and basic computer skills. The aim of this course is to enable adults with Dyslexia to re-enter the workforce and/or undertake further training skills. This course gives them the confidence to better manage their Dyslexia.
For further information please contact any FÁS office and ask about Course Code Q195, or contact Emma Matthews, Course Supervisor at 01 6060009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.