20TRA040 Teaching Students with Dyslexia & Learning Difficulties

20TRA040 Teaching Students with Dyslexia & Learning Difficulties
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Thu 5 March 2020
Thursday 5 March 2020
9:15 AM - 3:15 PM
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Registration: 8.45 AMSeminar beings : 9.15 AMSeminar 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.
Please click on Dyslexia to register for this course. This course is not booked through the Education Centre. It is booked through the NCSE website.

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