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Upcoming Events



NEW Adult Dyslexia Peer Network

Adult Dyslexia Peer Network
Due to Covid-19 public health measures, this event has been postponed. A new date will be rearranged as soon as possible.
This new monthly network meeting is aimed at adults who have been formally/informally identified with Dyslexia, and also adults querying Dyslexia for themselves. It aims to provide a space for adults with Dyslexic profiles to network, share tips and support.

 

The meetings will be centred on peer learning and support, in order to empower, build resources and confidence.

 

Please join us on April 4th 2020, from 10am to 12 noon, at Maynooth Community Library.

 


Dyslexia and Me – Self-Esteem Workshop for Children and Young People

Children with dyslexia often experience anxiety, confusion, and embarrassment when they are diagnosed with dyslexia. These types of feelings often stem from a lack of understanding around what dyslexia is and what it means for the individual child.

This seminar will aim to:

  • Explain dyslexia – what it means and how it affects individuals.
  • Boost self-esteem by concentrating on the positives of dyslexia and their own specific talents.
  • Resilience building
  • Myth busting – many myths exist around dyslexia. We aim to bust these myths in a fun, interactive way that will put their minds at ease.
  • Peer to peer learning – we will discover what our peers think of dyslexia and how they cope with their own dyslexia.

The workshop aims to be interactive, fun and accessible with the use of art and crafts, assistive tech and lots of participatory games.

The workshop will be run by Catherine O’Keeffe, Information Officer with the DAI, and Educational Psychologist Emma Magee, who will guide the young people through the realities of dyslexia and some useful coping mechanisms.

The following dates can be booked via TicketTailor. These workshops are extremely popular so early booking is strongly recommended. More dates and venues are planned for 2020.

PLEASE NOTE all Dyslexia and Me events have been postponed due to the Covid-19 closures announced on March 12th – we will contact all those who are booked to advise of a new date in due course. 

ATHLONE – Dyslexia and Me

Dyslexia and Me 9 years old – 12 years old (March 27th  , 4.30pm  to 6.30 pm) – http://buytickets.at/dyslexiaireland/314435

 

DUBLIN – Dyslexia and Me

Dyslexia and Me 9 years old – 12 years old – AM (April 7th, 11 am to 1 pm) – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/dyslexiaireland/356785/

Dyslexia and Me 9 years old – 12 years old – PM (April 7th, 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm) – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/dyslexiaireland/356786/

Dyslexia and Me 9 years old – 12 years old – AM (April 8th, 11 am to 1 pm) – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/dyslexiaireland/356787/

 

Dyslexia and Me Second Level – 1st Year to Transition Year (April 8th, 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm) – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/dyslexiaireland/356788/

 

WATERFORD – Dyslexia and Me

Dyslexia and Me 9 years old – 12 years old (Friday April 24th  , 4.30pm  to 6.30 pm)
– https://www.tickettailor.com/events/dyslexiaireland/356656/ 

Further Dates: later in 2020, we are also planning courses in Dublin, Sligo, Clare and the North East.


Courses for Primary School Teachers 2019-2020

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland runs Dyslexia Courses for Primary School Teachers. Places on these courses are limited so early application is advisable, and we run these courses several times each year, in different locations, in response to demand.

These courses are offered to qualified primary level teachers who are registered or eligible for registration with the Teaching Council.  The course may be of particular relevance to Learning Support and Resource Teachers.  At the end of the course, teachers will have an understanding of what dyslexia is, how it can be identified and how it can be supported in classrooms and schools.

Courses can be booked online via the links given below:

 

PLEASE NOTE all Teachers’ Courses have been postponed due to the Covid-19 closures announced on March 12th – we will contact all those who are booked to advise of a new date in due course. 

 

ATHLONE – Teachers Course – March 27th-28th

The Athlone Teachers course will run on Friday 27th March and Saturday 28th March. Further info and booking at: Athlone Teachers Course

 

WATERFORD – Teachers Course – April 24th-25th

The Waterford Teachers course will run on Friday 24th April and Saturday 25th April. Further info and booking at: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/dyslexiaireland/356648/.

 

DUBLIN – Teachers Course – May 22nd-23rd

The Waterford Teachers course will run on Friday 22nd May and Saturday 23rd May. Further info and booking at: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/dyslexiaireland/356666/

 

Later in 2020, we are also planning courses in Dublin, Sligo, and Clare.

 


Parents’ Courses 

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland is organising one day courses for parents on dyslexia.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is Dyslexia?
  • Support Strategies – What Parents Can Do
  • Assistive Technology
  • Self-esteem

 There will be a split session on specific supports at primary level and secondary level. The information days aim to:

  • Give parents an overview of dyslexia in the context of the Irish education system
  • Provide parents with the key information they need to act as advocates on behalf of their children
  • Equip parents with some practical strategies they can implement themselves to help their children 

The fee per parent is €60 for DAI members and €85 for non-members. Tea and coffee will be served mid-morning but lunch will not be provided. Pre-booking is essential.

 

PLEASE NOTE all Parents’ Courses have been postponed due to the Covid-19 closures announced on March 12th – we will contact all those who are booked to advise of a new date in due course.  

 

Athlone Parents’ Course – Saturday, March 28th, 2020

 

Dublin Parents’ Course – Saturday, April 4th, 2020 

 

Waterford Parents’ Course – Saturday, April 25th, 2020 

Later in 2020, we are also planning courses in Dublin, Sligo, Clare and the North East.

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DAI activities are part-funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Scheme to Support National Organisations 2016-2019 administered by Pobal), the Special Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills, SOLAS and KWETB.