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DAI launched new Factsheets on Dyslexia for Second Level Schools at our Annual Conference in April 2013.  It is hoped that these will be a useful tool for teachers wishing to provide the most effective supports for students with dyslexia, as well as providing useful information and strategies for students and parents.

The factsheet format was chosen because it recognises how busy teachers are at second level.  The factsheets provide concise practical advice and help across the curriculum.  A key emphasis is to highlight resources available for the teachers such as classroom strategies, downloadable worksheets, vocabulary lists in different subjects, etc.

Amongst the topics included are:

  • Understanding the psycho-educational assessment report and implications for learning
  • Developing reading and comprehension skills across the curriculum
  • Developing vocabulary and writing skills across the curriculum
  • Teaching Maths to students with dyslexia
  • Teaching languages to students with dyslexia
  • Assistive Technology and its benefits
  • Tips for parents on how to support the student
  • Study tips for students

The Department of Education and Skills emphasised the importance of literacy and numeracy in the documents Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life and The Framework for the Junior Cycle 2012 which state that literacy and numeracy proficiency is fundamental to a student’s development. Teachers of all subjects have an important role to play in developing these skills and the Factsheets have been written with this in mind.

The current edition of the Factsheets are available to view and download for free below.

Factsheets 2017




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