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Training Days

Practical Solutions for Dyslexia

This course provides an awareness and understanding of dyslexia, along with an overview of dyslexia friendly teaching practices and approaches.


Wednesday 11th September 2024
9:30am - 3:30pm


Virtual / Online
United Kingdom

Who is it suitable for?

This session is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their knowledge and understanding of dyslexia.

Learning Aims:

  • considered the definition of Dyslexia and how Dyslexia impacts on a learner ;
  • developed an understanding of what a dyslexia friendly learning environment involves;
  • become aware of lots of practical ways of teaching pupils with dyslexia inclusively.

Programme Outline:

  • Dyslexia and its effects
  • Strengths and specific weaknesses
  • Signs of dyslexia
  • Multisensory teaching
  • Coping strategies

Amanda Hornby - British Dyslexia Association Onsite Trainer

Amanda has worked with secondary students with special needs since 2009. She is a qualified Specialist Dyslexia Tutor, is qualified to assess for Exam Access Arrangements, Visual Discomfort Screening and is working towards her Assessor Practising Certificate.

She currently works at the British Dyslexia Association as a Training Professional, delivering bespoke training to workplaces and schools.

In her free time, she is the treasurer for St Helens & District Dyslexia Association (SHADDA). She began The Dyslexic Word Bank in March 2021.

Joining Instructions

Joining instructions will be sent to the registered email address approximately 24hrs ahead of the training event. If the events start date falls on a Monday, these details will be sent out on the preceding Friday.

What is live virtual learning?

Our virtual training is designed to replicate the benefits of in-person training but from the comfort and safety of your home. Here is some feedback from one of the delegates…

“The session was very informative, and I will be able to put a lot of what I have learnt into the classroom. The technical support in the session was fantastic and any issues I had were quickly and successfully attended too. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and answered questions extremely well. The session had a good pace to it and was as good as I think you could get without being an in-person session.”

Virtual training is live and interactive. Expect what you would from our in-person training, Q&A time, videos, activities and material you can take away to support with putting your new knowledge into action.

The technology is easy to use and a host is available on each session to support with any technical hitches you might hit. If you have a computer and internet connection you have been able to successfully use for video calling via software like TEAMS or Zoom in the past, you’ll be able to access our virtual training.

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