Teaching Students with Dyslexia & Learning Difficulties, Primary

Start Date End Date Location Booking Deadline Fully Booked
05/11/2018 05/11/2018 Donegal Education Centre 04/11/2018 No
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.