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Upcoming Events



Dyslexia Supports in College – TALK

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland and IADT are delighted to collaborate on an information session highlighting available supports for dyslexic students in college, and how to access them. The talk will take place at DAI’s national office in Talbot Street from 6-7pm on November 21st. For further info and to book a place see:

http://buytickets.at/dyslexiaireland/321071

This free talk is being held as part of College Awareness Week 2019 (www.collegeaware.ie).

 


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 Amy Smyth, Information and Advocacy Coordinator with the DAI. Amy has a background in law and has previously worked for organisations in the area of widening access to education for young people. Amy is herself Dyslexic and relishes the opportunity to raise awareness of Dyslexia. Amy has a specific interest in the issue of a lack of self-confidence in Dyslexic young people and adults.

In addition, these seminars will be supported by an 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 Eventbrite. These workshops are extremely popular so early booking is strongly recommended. More dates and venues are planned for spring 2020.

Mayo Dyslexia and Me – FULLY BOOKED

Dyslexia and Me 9 years old – 12 years old (October 25th  , 4.30pm  to 6.30 pm)

– http://buytickets.at/dyslexiaireland/299024

 

Cork Dyslexia and Me – FULLY BOOKED

Dyslexia and Me 9 years old – 12 years old (Jan 17th , 4.30pm  to 6.30 pm) – http://buytickets.at/dyslexiaireland/314477

 

Dublin Dyslexia and Me:

Dyslexia and Me 9 years old – 12 years old AM (February 19th, 11 am to 1.00pm) – http://buytickets.at/dyslexiaireland/315382

Dyslexia and Me 9 years old – 12 years old PM (February 19th, 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm) – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/dyslexiaireland/315383

Dyslexia and Me 9 years old – 12 years old AM (February 20th, 11 am to 1.00pm) – http://buytickets.at/dyslexiaireland/315384

 

Dyslexia and Me Second Level – 1st Year to Transition Year (December 12th, 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm) – http://buytickets.at/dyslexiaireland/299027

Dyslexia and Me Second Level – 1st Year to Transition Year (February 20th, 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm) – http://buytickets.at/dyslexiaireland/315385

 

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

 

Further Dates: later in 2020, we are also planning courses in Waterford, 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:

 

Mayo Teachers Course – LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

The Mayo Teachers course will run on Friday 25th October and Saturday 26th October. This course runs over two consecutive days.

Book Here: Mayo Teachers Course

 

Dublin Teachers Course – LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

The next Dublin course will run on Friday 22nd November and Saturday 23rd November. This course runs over two consecutive days.

Book here: Dublin Teachers Course (November 2019)

Cork – Teachers Course – January 17th-18th

The Cork Teachers course will run on Friday 17th Jan and Saturday 18th Jan. This course runs over two consecutive days. Book here: Cork Teachers Course

 

Athlone – Teachers Course – March 27th-28th

The Athlone Teachers course will run on Friday 27th March and Saturday 28th March. This course runs over two consecutive days. Book here: Athlone Teachers Course

 

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

 


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.

 

Mayo Parents’ Course – Saturday October 26th – LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

 

Cork Parents’ Course – Saturday, January 18th, 2020 

 

Dublin Parents’ Course – Saturday, February 29th, 2020 

 

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

Later in 2020, we are also planning courses in Waterford, 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.