Using Tablet Technology to Support Teaching & Learning for Students with Dyslexia, Primary

Start Date End Date Location Booking Deadline Fully Booked
20/11/2017 20/11/2017 Waterford Teachers Centre 17/11/2017 No
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins : 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.15 PM

Course Description

This seminar is directed at primary teachers involved in teaching children with Dyslexia. It is designed to support teachers in the use of the iPad and in the choice of Apps which could be of relevance to pupils with Dyslexia and those with literacy difficulties in general. A number of Apps are explored in the light of Learning Outcomes from the Primary Language Curriculum.


Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Review Dyslexia and the kinds of support which may be required

  • Explore Accessibility features on the iPad

  • Consider teaching and learning within the setting of Technology based practices

  • Explore and appraise a number of Apps


Course Overview / Content



The course will introduce participants to a range of teaching apps as well as some of the accessibility features of the iPad. Participants will gain most from the course if they have an iPad with them on the day. Most of the Apps will be looked at in their lite (free) version.



  • Salient features which affect learning for Dyslexia Students

  • Some theories of pedagogy of Technology Education

  • Built-in features of iPad which aid accessibility

  • Exploration and appraisal of a number of relevant Apps

  • Curricular considerations in the choice of Apps

  • Hands-on practice using the iPad and some Apps


Information for Applicants

The course is open to

  • Teachers working with students with a special education need
  • Full-time Special Education Teachers who are currently working with a student with a special education need
  • 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.