EXPLORING DYSLEXIA: INFORMATION SEMINAR FOR PARENTS
DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2017
TIME: 3pm (Talk will last about 1 hour and 30 mins, but may run longer depending on questions etc.)
LOCATION: DUNDALK STUDY ACADEMY, 30 CLANBRASSIL STREET, DUNDALK
COST: €15- Tickets can be bought in our office on 30 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk- Please register below before calling into office.
Seminar is suitable for parents of students in 5th class in primary school right up to Leaving Certificate students.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR:
What is Dyslexia
In this talk, we will discover what Dyslexia is, the causes and what we can do to make life easier for someone with Dyslexia. We will also cover how to get an assessment for a child or adult with Dyslexia, common indicators of Dyslexia, Dyslexia in school and technology that may help dyslexic children in their day to day and school life.
Dyslexia at Second Level
Amy will then go on to cover the different aspects of the transition to secondary school that a young person with dyslexia may face. The talk will include study tips and information on Reasonable Accommodations (RACE) and Disability Access Route to College (DARE).
There will be time at the end for parents to ask Amy any questions they may have about their son or daughter or Dyslexia in general.
Dyslexia Association of Ireland: Founded in 1972, the Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) works with and for people affected by dyslexia, by providing information, offering appropriate support services, engaging in advocacy and raising awareness of dyslexia. Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which affects the acquisition of fluent and accurate reading and spelling skills; approx. 10% of the population is affected. Our vision is a dyslexia friendly society where all people with dyslexia are enabled to fulfil their potential, where every child and adult with dyslexia has access to appropriate identification and support to achieve their full potential in education, training, employment and all aspects of life.
SPEAKER: AMY SMYTH
THE NATIONAL INFORMATION AND ADVOCACY COORDINATOR WITH THE DYSLEXIA IRELAND
Amy Smyth is the 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.