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FREE webinar for Parents - Assistive Technology and the Dyslexic Learner

Thursday 2 July 2020, Online

Trying to choose the right technology to support your child’s education can be challenging. To offer some support and guidance, the British Dyslexia Association has teamed up with Myles Pilling to host a free webinar for parents. This session aims to take you through some of the options for assistive technology, inspire parents and demonstrate ways to motivate dyslexic children when learning at home.

Conference

Dyscalculia and Maths Difficulties Virtual Conference 2020

Thursday 18 June 2020, Online

We are very excited to announce that our June Dyscalculia and Maths Difficulties Conference will be going ahead as planned but as a live virtual conference.

Webinar

Dyscalculia screeners- what is available as an initial starting point when investigating dyscalculia?

Tuesday 9 June 2020, Online

Screeners, as with dyslexia, can be used as an initial, graduated approach in order to get intervention going.

Study skills at home for older students with dyslexia - FREE webinar for parents

Wednesday 3 June 2020, Online

Studying during the COVID-19 school closures can be particularly challenging for young people with dyslexia. This FREE session looks at how parents can help young people with dyslexia (11+ years) develop the skills needed.

Webinar

Workplace Webinar: Developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia) with Professor Amanda Kirby

Wednesday 27 May 2020, Online

This one-hour webinar is for workplace and educational professional with experience of SpLDs looking to gain insight’s on developmental coordination disorder (DCD), often called dyspraxia.

Webinar

Webinar: Understanding, identifying and supporting learners with dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties.

Wednesday 13 May 2020, Online

In 2019, the BDA’s definition of dyscalculia (Jarrett 2019) became accepted for the purposes of assessment and diagnosis in this country. In a similar way that the Rose definition of dyslexia (2009) transformed our understanding of the causes of development dyslexia and its diagnosis, the Jarrett definition will do the same for dyscalculia. So what is this definition?

Webinar

FREE Webinar for parents: Multi-sensory Toolkit Ideas on a Shoestring

Thursday 7 May 2020, Online

The strategies Susie will be presenting will be tried and tested Multi-sensory Techniques she has used with different students through the various ages and stages of education on a shoestring. These range from Early Years, to Key Stages 1-5, and can be applied to a variety of subjects.

Webinar

FREE Webinar for Parents and Children - Creating without language: Why the arts are so important to our dyslexic community

Thursday 30 April 2020, Online

This presentation will look at why the arts, in this case art and design, are so important to our dyslexic/dyspraxic community. The webinar will show examples of excellent work produced by students from the Royal College of Art and children from local schools, all of whom are dyslexix / dyspraxic. There will also be some suggestions of projects children might like to carry out at home using readily available or recycled materials. Through nurturing creativity the intention is that self -confidence and aspirations to succeed will be improved.

Webinar

Webinar: When is the right time to carry out a full diagnostic assessment for dyslexia?

Wednesday 22 April 2020, Online

When is the right time to carry out a full diagnostic assessment for dyslexia?

Lunch and Learn: Dyslexia at work

Friday 17 April 2020, Online

Tickets from £25.00

This short session provides an overview of dyslexia and neurodiversity, what you might observe and signposts to important information. Normally, we run this at a workplace over a lunch break, but while we’re working from home, we will still run it over lunch but you can choose what you eat.

Webinar

FREE virtual Q&A ambassador panel webinar – Succeeding with dyslexia for parents and children

Wednesday 15 April 2020, Online

As part of our work to support parents and children with dyslexia during the school closures, for a Q&A session with our Ambassadors Mollie King (singer and BBC Radio 1 presenter), Lee Byrne (former Welsh rugby international player) and Adelle Tracey (Team GB athlete).

Webinar

Free Webinar for Parents - How to prepare your child for success in life

Wednesday 8 April 2020, Online

Dyslexia isn’t a barrier to success. Forty percent of the UK’s self-made millionaires are dyslexic, around three or four times the level in the general population.