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Courses for Second Level

Courses offered at second level include:

  1. Study skills and exam preparation workshop for senior cycle students.
  2. Courses for mainstream teachers who have some SEN hours
  3. In-service for school staff.
  4. Maths and dyslexia.
  5. Course for Teachers on Study Skills which support the Student with Dyslexia
  6. Information night for parents.

 

1. Study skills and exam preparation workshop for senior cycle students with dyslexia

Students with dyslexia may experience difficulties with organisation, reading, memory and learning, note-taking, writing and spelling.  However there are specific strategies that help the student to achieve and which target their specific difficulties.  The workshop is particularly aimed at the 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 covered in the workshop include:

The course is designed for senior cycle students and is offered within the school setting or at a central venue. 

The next workshops is:   

Wednesday 30th October  2019 Stillorgan Talbot Hotel

Please use the contact form on this website to request further details

 

2. Courses for Mainstream teachers who may have some SEN hours

This course is designed for two groups of teachers

1.  Teachers who have students with dyslexia in their classes.

2.  Teachers who have been allocated some SEN classes and have not received any formal training on SEN teaching.

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

Teachers who have attended the course have said of it

 

Dates of Courses

Mullingar            Saturday 5th October   2019    Bloomfield Hotel

Dun Laoghaire    Saturday 12th October 2019    Royal Marine Hotel

Limerick             Saturday 9th November 2019   Castle Oaks Hotel   

 

Please use the contact form on this website to request further details. 

 

3.  In-service for school  staff

Students with dyslexia experience specific difficulties at second level.  However there are whole-school policies, classroom strategies and teaching approaches which provide invaluable and targeted support for students and which help them cope with the demands of the curriculum. Many of the teaching approaches and strategies that support the student with dyslexia are also of benefit to the general student body.  Topics covered include:

The presentation is two hours, but can be adapted to facilitate the school needs.

 

4.  Maths and Dyslexia

Although dyslexia is primarily about literacy difficulties, many students with dyslexia may experience specific difficulties in Maths.  This course includes the following:

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

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 covered include: 

Galway    Saturday 5th October Clayton Hotel

Sligo        Saturday 9th November  Clayton Hotel

  

6. Information Evenings for Parents

Many parents of students with dyslexia find that they struggle to know how to support the student at second level as the challenges are different to those experienced at primary level.   This evening aims to give practical help and advice.   The topics addressed include:

 

The presentation is an hour and half followed by a half hour for questions.  It would also be suitable for parents of students with other specific learning difficulties such as dyspraxia.

Presenters

Wyn McCormack and Deirdre McElroy