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Dyslexia Awareness Month October 2020

Free resources available on Nessy for Dyslexia Awareness Month! https://www.nessy.com/uk/

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“A mother discovers a way to fulfil her dyslexic 7 year old son’s true potential” The story behind Nessy

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NI Dyslexia Centre Covid Tuition Policy

To ensure the safety and protection of tutors, pupils and their parents or carers we are putting in place the following measures: please accept my apology for the very formal tone! To minimise traffic in the Centre: Please phone your child’s tutor to confirm arrival at the door: the pupil uses the sanitiser in the …

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Tuition Home Schooling

Please download Parental Consent form. This is to give formal consent for NI Dyslexia tutors to tutor online. It is also good practice to ensure that the tuition takes place in a “public” room in your house, i.e. not the child’s bedroom. It’s also a good idea for parents to speak with the tutors at …

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Useful resources to support ‘homeschooling’

During these exceptional times, we wanted to share with you some resources which may be helpful. https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning. http://www.autismni.org/educational-resource-kit.html. Also check out some new maths apps we have become aware of – King of Maths:Maths learner (chosen by Apple as one of “hottest” apps in the UK. Also available in Android. Other app’s called Brilliant aimed …

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Covid-19

Dear Parent, Given the present difficult circumstances, I am getting in touch to let you know that the Dyslexia centre is closed from Saturday March 21st, until further notice. I feel this is necessary to ensure the safety and health of our pupils, their parents and our tutors. Assessments are no longer  being carried out, …

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Parents Course Postponed until further notice.

Parents Course DatesTo be confirmed.:. Further information available here. To book a place please fill in training form found here.  We will reply with a request for payment. Places will not be confirmed until payment is received. This is a very popular course and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Dyslexia Show 2020 – Postponed until September 25th and 26th

Billed as Europe’s largest dyslexia event, “The Dyslexia Show” is open to all and focuses on awareness and the understanding of dyslexia in education, parenting and the workplace. It is held in the NEC in Birmingham. See www.dyslexiashow.co.uk for further information.

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Autism NI wins 3 year campaign for mandatory autism training for teachers

Autism NI wins 3 year campaign for mandatory autism training for teachers. Great news and we congratulate Autism NI on their hard work. Now we need mandatory training on dyslexia! 1 in 10 pupils has dyslexia! Many are not being diagnosed or supported because of the lack of resources in SEN. WE’VE DONE IT!After a …

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£10m allocated for SEN in latest monitoring round

Good news! £10m allocated for SEN in latest monitoring round. This is will be used to address the backlog in assessment and diagnosis as well as cover costs such as transport. However, it is estimated that SEN in NI needs an extra £25m per year, so we have some way to go yet. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51274047

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