Teaching Students with Dyslexia & Literacy Difficulties, Primary

Primary Courses - General
Date Venue
7th November 2019 Navan Education Centre - FULL
14th November 2019 Laois Education Centre
19th November 2019 Limerick Education Centre
21st November 2019 Sligo Education Centre
21st November 2019 Galway Education Centre
26th November 2019 Kilkenny Education Centre
29th November 2019 Dublin West Education Centre
3rd March 2020 Mayo Education Centre
4th March 2020 Donegal Education Centre
5th March 2020 Tralee Education Centre
11th March 2020 Kildare Education Centre
12th March 2020 Blackrock Education Centre
26th March 2020 Wexford Education Centre
1st April 2020 Cork Education Support Centre
23rd April 2020 Athlone Education Centre
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar beings : 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.15 PM

Course Description

This course is aimed at mainstream primary classroom teachers and Special Education Teachers who work with pupils with identified or unidentified specific literacy difficulties. It is designed to support teachers with appropriate and practical strategies to implement with their pupils across the school context. It will also give an understanding of the background and theory of dyslexia/specific literacy difficulties                                                


Anticipated Outcomes

  • To develop an understanding of the background and theory of dyslexia/ specific literacy difficulties
  • To gain confidence in identifying students with specific literacy difficulties and using appropriate screening and diagnostic tools
  • To gain an understanding of the principles of teaching students with dyslexia and reading difficulties
  • To provide strategies to implement in their own teaching


Course Outline and Content

  • Introduction to dyslexia and reading difficulties, theories and research, identification, screening and assessment
  • Principles of teaching students with specific literacy difficulties, specific teaching methods for reading and spelling, put theory into practice (from phoneme awareness to word attack), strategies to develop sight words, fluency and comprehension
  • Effective classroom strategies and support (writing, reading and numeracy), differentiation, metacognition, technology.



Information for Applicants

The course is open to

  • Mainstream primary classroom teachers, Special Education Teachers who work with pupils with identified or unidentified specific literacy difficulties
  • Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to classroom teachers with primary responsibility for students with a special educational need and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal
  • Typically substitution will only be allocated to non - substitute teachers
  • Payment is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity


Refreshments and lunch will be provided.