DYSLEXIA

Training

As a centre of excellence for Dyslexia in NI, the team can offer unrivalled advice and guidance to individuals, parents, teachers or employers.

Teachers/Learning Assistants

Unfortunately the Centre is no longer able to offer the OCR Diploma for Teachers of Learners with SpLD Level 5 and 7 courses as the OCR organisation has decided to withdraw this qualification.

The Centre can provide half and full day bespoke training seminars to school staffs.  The fee is £375 per half day, £650 for a full day for on-site training (including travelling expenses) for schools within a 45-minute travel radius of Belfast. For schools from further away we can offer the training from our centre. To arrange click here or contact info@nidyslexiacentre.co.uk.

Advice

Parents Courses

The Parents’ Course is a 2 day course and takes place over two Saturdays. We currently run this twice a year, usually in February/March and in October / November.

  • Next Course: March 14th and 28th 2020.
  • Fee: £150.00, including all materials.
  • Time: The sessions start at 10.00 am and run through to 3.30 pm at the Centre.
  • Please note: this course may be more suitable for parents of primary and early secondary pupils

This course seeks to achieve the following:

  • To give an insight into the dyslexic child’s learning difficulty
  • To provide ideas and strategies to help develop reading, spelling, writing and maths skills and improve self-esteem

Parents Courses

Topics covered:

  • What is dyslexia?
  • Understanding Phonics
  • Spelling and reading strategies
  • Maths and the dyslexic learner
  • Help with homework
  • Negotiating with the school / understanding assessment reports
  • Motivation and self-esteem
  • Games to play

To book a place click here.  Please note that this is a popular course and places are booked on a first come, first saved basis. Places will not be confirmed until payment is taken. Payment details will be sent to your email address when we receive your booking form.

Workplace Training

“Being dyslexia-friendly makes good business sense. Embedding this ethos within your organisation benefits everyone, it enables your employees to fulfil their potential and also supports your dyslexic customers and clients. A dyslexia friendly workplace can reduce stress, increase morale and motivation. This is turn can have an impact on reducing staff turnover and sickness leave. Effective changes don’t have to be expensive or time-consuming, often small organisational changes can help to get the very best from your employee. It’s worth keeping in mind that any changes you make to your way of working can benefit all employees, not just those with dyslexia, and may also benefit your dyslexic customers and clients.“ – The British Dyslexia Association

NI Dyslexia Centre offers:

  • Assessments –  Click here for further information.
  • Personal consultation – with the employee, designed to identify reasonable adjustments in their workplace. Fee is £150 for 1.5 hour consultation. This takes place in the Centre, in Belfast.
  • Managerial consultation – This may include the employee’s line manager, human resources manager and/or occupational health professionals. This focuses on developing an understanding of the characteristics of dyslexia and job-specific difficulties that may occur. Following this we offer practical advice for supporting an employee. The fee is £150 per hour.
  • Individual tutorial support for employees. The Fee is £65 per hour: this is normally a six-week programme.
  • On site awareness training for staff groups. The Fee is £650 per half day.

To book workplace training click  here.

Further information resources for employers.

Workplace Training

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