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22-3697-SPR-Study Skills that Support the Student with Dyslexia at Second Level

22-3697-SPR-Study Skills that Support the Student with Dyslexia at Second Level

Study Skills that support the Student with Dyslexia at second level

Students with dyslexia may experience difficulties with organisation, reading, memory and learning, note-taking, writing and spelling.  They may find it hard to show what they know in examsdue to misreading questions and poorly structured answers.

This course concentrates on practical study skills/strategies that help students with dyslexia to achieve their potential.   It might also be relevant to teachers of students with other specific learning difficulties such as ASD or Dyspraxia as they can share some of these difficulties.

Topics covered include: The difficulties students with dyslexia experience at second level; Organisation and goal setting; Reading and comprehension skills; Note-taking, memory and learning strategies; Writing techniques including understanding the question being asked, structuring answers, vocabulary development and choice of essay; Useful websites/Apps on study, on-line tutorials, subject specific revision notes.

Presenter: Wyn McCormackworked as guidance counsellor and special education teacher as well as being the parent of three sons with dyslexia.  She has designed and presented courses on dyslexia for teachers, parents and students since 1996.   She is the author of the Factsheets on Dyslexia at Second Level (2014), Lost for Words 3rd Ed. 2007, and co-author of Dyslexia, an Irish Perspective 2nd Ed 2010.

Other Info: Many of these strategies have come from the Study Skills Workshop for Senior Cycle students with Dyslexia which she has run for many years.  The workshop has been adapted over time by the students’ comments and their evaluation of what worked best for them. The majority of students attending the course did not qualify for additional teaching support and who, while taking several higher level subjects, were struggling to achieve their potential due to their dyslexia. 

A link to access the course will be emailed to you prior to the course.

Cancellation Policy:

If you wish to cancel your place you can do so by clicking on the cancellation link at the bottom of your booking confirmation email. Course fees, if applicable, will only be refunded if you cancel 72 hours before the date and start time of the course. When you register for a course, you agree to these terms.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 18-01-2022 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 18-01-2022 8:30 pm
Capacity 60
Fee €10.00
Select Hours 1.5
Speaker Wyn McCormack
Location Online via ZOOM
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