***DSA SPECIAL OFFER***
This course is running at an extremely discounted price. We are so lucky to have such an esteemed & experienced speaker in to talk on this topic for the third year running. Amy Smyth is the National Information and Advocacy Coordinator with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland.
Exploring Dyslexia: Information Seminar for Parents & Students. Suitable for students in 5th class primary school right up to Leaving Certificate students.
Wednesday February 26th 2020, 7.00pm – 8.30pm approx.
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, study tips 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.
Tickets can be bought in our office on 30 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk – please register before calling into office. Students can attend free of charge with a parent. Fees are non refundable.
Amy Smyth is DAI’s Information and Advocacy Coordinator. 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 impact dyslexia can have on the self-confidence of young people and has created ‘Dyslexia and Me’ – a nationwide workshop where young people learn and talk about their Dyslexia.