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Under Pressure, What is Happening with Dyslexia?

Supporting students with dyslexia in higher education

Where: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT)

When: May 27th, 10:00-14:15

Cost: Free but registration is essential

Organised by: AHEAD in partnership with IADT and with support from the The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.

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Watch IADT Students talk about their experiences with Dyslexia below:

About this Event

Students with Dyslexia make up a large proportion of the new diversity of student in higher education, approximately 3 per cent of the student population , or 4,000 students.  This Spotlight Seminar will highlight how to support students with dyslexia in mainstream third level by showcasing the specific scaffolding that is used to develop the development of independent learning and academic skills through modelling,  flexible  teaching and learning, technology and creative thinking.

This seminar will be highly interactive, designed to give you a deep understanding of the experience of Dyslexia and what support looks like in practice.  You will also hear from disability support services, students and academic teachers about the experience of meeting the challenges of a diverse classroom, the lessons learnt.  These topics will be of particular  interest to academic and other professional staff in third level.

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  • 9.45 - Arrival and Coffee
  • 10.00 - Opening and introductions
  • 10.05 - What is Happening with Dyslexia in Education?, Donald Ewing, Senior Psychologist, Dyslexia Association Ireland
  • 10.20 - Hearing from Students
  • 10.45 - BREAK
  • 11.00 - Learning from Practice, Snapshots of Disability Support Services
    • A Universal Approach in NUI Maynooth, Stephen Kennedy
    • Supporting students with dyslexia in UCC, Siobhan Colclough
    • IADT, An insight into levels of support,  Gillian Boland
  • 11.50 - Questions and Answers
  • 12.00 - The Real experience of Diversity in education, a flexible approach to realizing learning outcomes for the variability of learners,  IADT
  • 12.20 - Discussion
  • 12.30 - LUNCH
  • 1.15 - What works, and what is new, practical strategies and the latest technology for students with Dyslexia in Education,  Neil Cottrell, LEXABLE, UK
  • 2.00 - Moving on
  • 2.15 - Close


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