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Courses for Primary School Teachers 2017

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:

Dublin Teachers’ Course (September 2017):

The Dublin Teacher’s Course will commence on Saturday 9th September. This course runs over three consecutive Saturdays, from 9.30am to 4pm each day.


Parents’ Courses 

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland is organising one day courses for parents on dyslexia in Dublin and Cavan in late 2017.

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.

Cavan Parent’s Course (Saturday30th  September)

Dublin Parent’s Course (Saturday 21st October)


5 Week Grammer and Punctuation course for Adults with Dyslexia

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland is delighted to confirm that it will be running a new pilot 5-week course for adults with dyslexia this autumn on grammar and punctuation skills. This may be helpful for adults with dyslexia who want to improve their written work, whether for education or work. This course will be available in both daytime and evening options. The cost of the 5 week course is €50.

The daytime course starts on Sept. 5 at 10am – Book Here

The evening course starts on Sept. 6 at 6.30pm – Book Here


Adult Dyslexia – An Irish Experience – Wednesday 23rd August 6.30-8.00pm


A talk for adults with dyslexia is being held in our head offices at Talbot Street on Wednesday 23rd August at 6.30-8.00pm. This talk will provide an opportunity for adults who experience dyslexia to come together in an informal setting and have a conversation about dyslexia and what it means for them. One of the most challenging issues that often faces adults with dyslexia is having somebody else to talk to who understands what it is like to have dyslexia. We have invited three guest speakers to come along and share their experiences with you. If you have any queries in relation to the event, please contact Michelle at


Supporting Students with Dyslexia: Strategies for Further/Adult Ed. Tutors – Thursday May 4th

This one-day course will provide an opportunity for teachers from the adult education sector to come together in order to explore evidence-based strategies which can support students with dyslexia.  The course is facilitated by Michelle Kinsella the Support and Development officer (adult services) for the DAI.  Drawing from a breadth of resources the course will include;

  • Understanding dyslexia
  • Using literacy programs
  • Planning a session
  • How learning can be facilitated and supported both in the classroom and in student’s own time
  • Assistive technology for learning

The course is suitable for individuals who are working with adults either on a one to one basis or class/group setting.

Book here:

Galway Branch – Summer School 

The Galway Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) is running a summer school for children and young people with dyslexia. The course will run from the 14th to the 18th August.  Further details and booking form can be found below:

For more information please contact or call 087 7588 258

DAI Galway Summer School 2017 brochure

DAI Galway Summer School 2017 booking form


Adult Seminars

DAI runs regular monthly seminars on adult dyslexia in our national office in Dublin starting at 6 pm. It is possible to arrange adult seminars elsewhere depending on demand.

Seminars planned for 2017 include:

  • April 25th – What is Adult Dyslexia
  • May 24th –  Assistive Technology for Adults with Dyslexia – CANCELLED – NEW DATE WILL BE ARRANGED.
  • June 21st – Dyslexia in the Workplace


Tablet Tech and Dyslexia Workshops 2017

The aim of this interactive workshop is to equip delegates with knowledge of how tablet technology and apps can be used to the benefit of people with dyslexia. A range of different apps and tablet features will be demonstrated.

Audience: Parents, teachers, children and young people, adults with dyslexia, employers and other professionals.

Venue: Training Suite of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland office, 5th Floor, Block B, Joyce’s Court, Talbot Street, D01 C861.

Date: Wednesday May 17th 2017, 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

Presenters: The session will be facilitated by Amy Smyth and Jennifer Byrne of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland.

What to Bring: We will be using an Apple iPad (iOS platform).  If you have access to such technology we suggest that you bring it along and you can work interactively with the facilitators.  Participants are welcome to bring other tablets along (e.g. Samsung, Google, Android), although they should be aware that the workshop will be primarily focused on apps for Apple products and the facilitators may not necessarily be as familiar with other platforms.Please ensure that your tablet is sufficiently charged to last the session as charging facilities are limited.  You are welcome to attend without bringing any of your own technology and we are sure that the workshop would still be useful to you, albeit less interactive in nature.

Early booking is essential as places are limited to 20 people per workshop. Book your ticket here:

Library Talks 2017 

The following are some of the information sessions we have planned in 2017 in conjunction with local libraries:

  • March 28th – What is Dyslexia @ Newbridge Library
  • June 13th – App Technology and Dyslexia @ Athy Library
  • September 19th – App Technology and Dyslexia @ Leixlip Library

Please contact us at if you would like to arrange a talk in your local library or community venue.

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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.