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Supporting Dyslexic Learners - practical solutions for secondary & FE


One day




London, Manchester and Birmingham

Who is it suitable for?

This training is suitable for Senior managers, teachers, TAs / LSAs working in secondary and post 16 education

Learning Aims

The aims of this session are:

  • To ensure that all delegates have a good basic understanding of dyslexia
  • To encourage delegates to consider how the dyslexic profile may affect classroom behaviours
  • To explore what is meant by neurodiversity and the implications of co-occurring Specific Learning Differences (SpLD)
  • To explore the potential of a well-constructed learner profile in informing teaching staff and boosting learner confidence
  • To build an empathetic understanding of dyslexia and other SpLD
  • To raise awareness of a range of easy to implement generic support strategies and tools
  • To explore the idea of the dyslexia-friendly classroom, including any barriers to achieving this
  • To consider what a dyslexia-friendly whole-school ethos might involve
  • To consider how best to present information to dyslexic learners
  • To explore issues around learner empowerment and self-advocacy
  • To encourage delegates to take away three key ideas that they will implement in their own setting

Programme Outline

  • Review: what is dyslexia?
  • How dyslexia may present at different stages of education
  • Understanding the spectrum of neurodiversity
  • Building a learner profile
  • What does it feel like to be dyslexic?
  • What can we do to help?
  • The dyslexia-friendly classroom and school
  • How to present information to learners
  • Empowering the learner
  • Next steps

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Thursday 6th February 2020


Tuesday 3rd March 2020


Tuesday 12th May 2020

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