Courses for Parents
The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) organises a one-day course for parents on dyslexia.
- Understanding dyslexia.
- Understanding the assessment report.
- Accessing support in school, e.g. learning support, Irish exemption, exam accommodations.
- Practical suggestions for parents and helping with homework.
- Planning for the future – second level and beyond.
The next DAI Parents’ Courses will be held as follows:
- January 25th 2014 in the Absolute Hotel, Limerick City from 10am to 4pm.
- March 8th 2014 in the Stillorgan Park Hotel, Co. Dublin from 10am to 4pm.
Pre-booking is essential as there are limited places. The booking form can be downloaded below:
Courses for Primary School Teachers
Venue: Clarion Hotel, Limerick City
Dates: 18th and 25th January and 1st and 8th February 2014
Times: 10am to 4pm each Saturday
This course will run over four consecutive Saturdays, and is open to qualified primary school teachers. The detailed course programme and application information is available to download below:
One Day Course for Leaving Certificate Students
Venue: Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street, Dublin 2
Date: Wednesday 19th February 2014
Time: 10am to 3pm
This course is designed for Leaving Certificate students with Dyslexia who are in their 5th or 6th year of secondary school. Topics covered will include Organisation and Study Timetables, Motivation and Goal Setting, Learning and Memory Strategies and Revision Strategies. The course will take place during the week of the mid-term school holidays. The detailed course programme and application information is available to download below:
Course for Secondary School Teachers
Venue: Park Inn by Radisson, Cork Airport
Date: Saturday, 30th November 2013
This one day course is specifically designed for second level teachers. It aims to address the management of dyslexia in both the general subject-specific classroom and the Learning Support classroom. The detailed course programme and application information is available to download below:
Better Options College Fair 2013
Venue: National College of Ireland, Mayor St., IFSC, Dublin 1.
Date: Wednesday 4th December, 2013.
Time: 10.30am to 2.00pm
The Better Options College Fair for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia) takes place on Wednesday 4th December in the National College of Ireland, Mayor St., IFSC, Dublin 1, from 10.30am to 2.00pm. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the supports available for students at third level. Further info and registration details are available from AHEAD at www.ahead.ie/betteroptions2013. The poster can also be downloaded below:
Better Options 2013 POSTER (PDF file)