secondlevel 

Courses for Second Level

 

Covid 19 changed how our courses were offered, as we moved to zoom webinars.   In Autumn 2021 we offer the following: 

1.  How parents can support the student with dyslexia at second level by zoom webinar on 3rd November 2021.

2.  The teachers' courses will be held on a regional basis through several Education Centres who advertise the details.  In Autumn 2021 the centres are Cork, Galway, Mayo, Carlow, Dublin West, Monaghan, Clare, Carrick on Shannon and Drumcondra.

3.  We continue to give zoom webinars on dyslexia for whole school staffs either in person or by zoom.  

 

The full range of courses that we offer are:

  1. How Parents can support the Student with Dyslexia at second level
  2. Dyslexia for Mainstream Teachers either at central venues, in individual schools, or by zoom. 
  3. Planning and Resources for the SEN class. 
  4. Maths and Dyslexia.
  5. Study Skills which support the Student with Dyslexia for Teachers.
  6. Study Skills and Exam Preparation for Senior Cycle Students with Dyslexia 

1. How parents can support the student with dyslexia at second level

Parents of students with dyslexia may struggle to know how to support the student at second level as the challenges are different from those experienced at primary.  This webinar aims to give practical help and advice.

Topics to be included are:  How dyslexia affects the student at second level;  key educational choices; tips to support the student with organisation, note-taking, memory and learning, reading, writing, and vocabulary. 

The 2020/21 series of webinars are now finished. The reaction from parents was very positive.  Comments included: 

'A fantastic session, super information',

'Thank you for a wonderful, detailed and well-explained presentation',

'A huge thank you as all that information and advice will definitely help my son'.

The next webinar will be Wednesday 3rd November 2021.   Details will be sent to schools in September or use the contact form on this website to request further details.

 

2. Dyslexia for Mainstream Teachers 

This webinar is for mainstream teachers who have students with dyslexia in their classes. The key emphasis is on practical classroom strategies as well as useful resources, many of which are downloadable. 

Although the course deals in particular with dyslexia, many of the strategies and resources will also help when working with students with other specific learning difficulties such as Dyspraxia.

Topics to be covered include:

  1. Dyslexia and how it affects the student at second level.
  2. Screening and identification..
  3. Classroom teaching and learning strategies.
  4. Resources including subject specific resources

 

What teachers have said about our courses in the past.

'An engaging and comprehensive course, one of the most relevant I have ever done'

'A very interesting day that will change my approach in the classroom from Monday'

'Practical approach, student focussed at all times, no filler'.

This webinar is offered as a whole school inservice either in person or by zoom. Please use the contact form on this website for further details.  

 

3. Planning and resources for the SEN class

This webinar is for teachers who have been allocated some SEN classes and have not received formal training on SEN teaching.    

Topics to be covered include strategies, class planning and resources for the SEN class and study skills for the student with dyslexia. 

This webinar is offered as a whole school inservice or through local Education Centres.  Please use the contact form on this website for further details. 

  

4.  Maths and Dyslexia  

Although dyslexia is primarily about literacy difficulties, many students with dyslexia may experience specific difficulties in Maths.  These webinars cover the following:

  1. What students with dyslexia find difficult about Maths.
  2. Different cognitive strategies in Maths learning.
  3. The impact of anxiety on learning in Maths.
  4. Approaches that have been found to be effective in Maths learning.
  5. Resources for Maths learning.   

Please use the contact form on this website for further details.

 

5. Study Skills which support the Student with Dyslexia for Teachers 

Students with dyslexia may experience difficulties with organisation, reading, memory and learning note-taking, writing and spelling.  This course is for teachers and concentrates on practical study skills and strategies that will help the student achieve. 

Topics to be covered include organisation, goalsetting, note-taking, memory and learning strategies, reading, comprehension, understanding questions, writing, spelling and vocabulary.

This webinar is offered as a whole school inservice or through local Education Centres.  Please use the contact form on this website to request details.

 

6.  Study Skills and Exam Preparation for Senior Cycle

Students with Dyslexia  may experience difficulties with organisation, reading, memory and learning, note-taking, writing and spelling.  There are specific strategies that help the student to achieve and which target their specific difficulties.  The workshops is particularly useful for the senior cycle student with dyslexia who does not qualify for additional teaching support.  it would also be relevant to students with other specific learning difficulties such as dyspraxia.  Topics to be included are organisation, goalsetting, note-taking, memory and learning strategies, reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary.

This workshop is very dependent on group activities and discussion, and so it is more beneficial when delivered in person.  Due to this, it will be Spring 2022 when we plan to hold it again.