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Coming Events

 

British Dyslexia Association Webinars

The British Dyslexia Association are holding some excellent webinars go to this page of their website for more details.

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/courses-and-events/webinars.html

British Dyslexia Association Conferences

Click here for details

British Dyslexia Association Courses for Primary Teachers and TAs

British Dyslexia Association Courses for primary teachers and teaching assistants.
The courses include a range of topics , screening for dyslexia, practical solutions for dyslexia and dyscalculia

Booking forms can be found on the BDA website

Details of these courses can be found on the British Dyslexia website - Training Page Click here

British Dyslexia Association Courses for Secondary Teachers and TAs

British Dyslexia Association Courses for secondary teachers and teaching assistants.
The courses include a range of topics , screening for dyslexia, practical solutions for dyslexia and dyscalculia

Booking forms can be found on the BDA website

Details of these courses can be found on the British Dyslexia website - Training Page Click here

British Dyslexia Association Courses for Teachers Working in Further Education.

How to Support Post 16 Students with Dyslexia. The courses cover Practical Solutions for Dyslexia and Screening for Dyslexia as well as Dyscalculia

Details of these courses can be found on the British Dyslexia website - Training Page Click here

British Dyslexia Association Courses for Teachers Working in Higher Education.

How to Support Post 18 Students with Dyslexia. The courses cover Practical Solutions for Dyslexia and Screening for Dyslexia as well as Dyscalculia

Details of these courses can be found on the British Dyslexia website - Training Page Click here

British Dyslexia Association Employers' Courses

How to be a Dyslexia Friendly Employer. The courses cover, Understanding Dyslexia, Making Reasonable Adjustments for Dyslexia and Screening for Dyslexia as well as Workplace Assessors Programme.

Click here for training services

Dyslexia Action Webinars

You might like to take a look at Dyslexia Action's webinars. The talks are about an hour long and cover a variety of topics.

http://training.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/webinars/upcoming

Kent Parent Partnership Service

Kent Parent Partnership Service offers support and advice to parents and carers of children with SEN or disabilities.

Shows

Education Show 16th to 18th March 2017 NEC Birmingham
http://www.education-show.com

Special Need Show London 7th and 8th October 2016
http://www.teachingexhibitions.co.uk/Exhibitions/TES+Special+Needs+Exhibition/London/2011

Bett Exhibition 25th January-28th January 2017 Excel .
http://www.bettshow.com

 

Events that have taken Place

‘Examination Access Arrangements’

Laure Sutherland and Lyn Sweatman
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School Rochester
Wednesday 4th May 8.00-9.30pm

Laure and Lyn will provide useful information about access
arrangements for examinations.

For more information click here

 

"Transition From Primary to Secondary School"

with Pauline Bridges Sir Joseph Williamson Maths School 12th May at 7.30pm

Dyscalculia - Assessment and Intervention

By Patricia Babtie
Co-author of “The Dyscalculia Solution: teaching number sense”
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School Rochester Wednesday 11th March 7.30pm
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Confucius
Patricia will talk about the key indicators of dyscalculia and practical ways to help pupils learn to understand numbers by using multi-sensory methods.
There will be suggestions for games and activities that parents and teachers can use to make numeracy enjoyable and rewarding for pupils.
If you would like to attend this talk please e-mail us at dyslexia.house@gmail.com
Members free Non-Members £3 payable on the door.
www.medwaydys.org

Please download the flier from the home page

Adult Spelling Workshop

10am on 28th February at the Sir Joseph Williamson M aths School Organizer Julie Sweeting

This will be a ‘hands-on’ workshop, where participants will be able to try out different spelling strategies and take away lots of practical ideas.

Click here to download a flier

 

The Big Picture Re-thinking Dyslexia

Due to popular demand we are screeing this film again.

Directed by James Redford
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School Rochester   Wednesday 18th June  7.30pm
The film is 51 Minutes duration
Directors Statement:-By conservative estimates one in five people are dyslexic. Although very bright and often highly creative, they have a difficult time making sense of written language. I know a little about this paradox. My son, Dylan, is dyslexic
YouTube Trailer:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueaDO8IS4Dk

If you would like to see this film please e-mail us at dyslexia.house@gmail.com
Members free entry
Non-Members £3 payable on the door.

www.medwaydys.org

 

"Making Learning Memorable in Dyslexia Friendly School

Talk by Dr Kate Saunders CEO of the British Dyslexia Association

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School Rochester   Tuesday 12th May at  7.30pm

This inspirational talk was very well received by all who attended. It was a complete sell out; unfortunately we could not accommodate all who wished to attend.

Dr Saunders

The Big Picture Re-thinking Dyslexia

Directed by James Redford
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School Rochester   Tuesday 1st April  7.30pm
The film is 51 Minutes duration
Directors Statement:-By conservative estimates one in five people are dyslexic. Although very bright and often highly creative, they have a difficult time making sense of written language. I know a little about this paradox. My son, Dylan, is dyslexic
YouTube Trailer:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueaDO8IS4Dk

If you would like to see this film please e-mail us at dyslexia.house@gmail.com
Members free entry
Non-Members £3 payable on the door.

www.medwaydys.org

 

Spelling Strategies - A Practical Workshop for Adult Dyslexics 9th November.

Organised by Julie Sweeting
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School Rochester   Saturday 9th November 10 – 12 Noon

This will be a ‘hands-on’ workshop, where participants will be able to try out different spelling strategies and take away lots of practical ideas.

Click here for more details.

Dyslexia Awareness Week

14th to 20th October 2013

British Dyslexia Association Presentation for Dyslexia Awareness Week

Phonics Talk by Joanna Jeffery

At Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School Rochester Wednesday 26th June at 7.30pm

Joanna is a qualified teacher with 35 years experience. During her career she had various posts within Primary and Secondary Schools, either whole-class teaching or as a head of dept and specialist one to one teacher. She has been a course co-ordinator for four-day dyslexia courses, has delivered training within schools, colleges of Further Education and Universities. She has an MA in Education, two Diplomas, one in Primary/Secondary development and one in dyslexia. Up until August 2011 she was the Principal of Dyslexia Access, a tuition and assessment centre in Devon. She is an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association and a full member of Dyslexia Action and PATOSS.

Joanna became a phonics specialist and an advocator of systematic synthetic phonics through her desire to discover the best way to teach children to read. She quickly realised that children and students want to enjoy the process of learning to read. So she combined the professional side of learning to decode print with the fun side of playing card games and as a result created trugs – teach reading using games . trugs is an approved resource by the DfE for the Key Stage 1 systematic synthetic phonics match-funding scheme.

If you would like to attend please e-mail us at dyslexia.house@gmail.com to book a place.
This talk is free for members and £3 for non members.
Attendance certificates for CPD will be provided.

Click here for a flier

 

Family Fun Day

Friday 31st May at the Cyclo Park Gravesend Starting at 2pm

Cyclo Park      Cyclo Park

Adult Dyslexia Workshop:"Planning for different types of writing tasks"

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School Rochester Saturday 11th May at 10am

The workshop will be run by Jacqui Frances. Jacqui is a Dyslexia Specialist, Assessor and Teacher with a wide range of dyslexia and teaching experience.

This is a practical workshop for adults who want to develop their confidence and ability to plan for a variety of writing tasks, exploring different planning frames. The structure of a paragraph will also be examined and there will be opportunities for the participants to practise writing at least one short piece.

Jacqui PG SpLD (Dyslexia), B Ed (Hons) holds a Patoss Practising Assessment Certificate and is a Patoss Member.  She works as a Dyslexia Tutor and Assessor for Mid Kent College, as well as a Teacher for Dyslexia Action, and supports Open University Students with dyslexia.

If you would like to attend please e-mail us at dyslexia.house@gmail.com to book a place.

 

What is Visual Stress? West Kent Dyslexia Association

A talk by Jasmine Prentice and Sara Windsor from
Leslie Warren Opticians
Thursday 28 February 2013 at 7.30pm

The venue is Sevenoaks Library, TN13 1LQ

Click here to download a flier

Giving Parents a Voice

Free one day Conference Saturday the 2nd March

conference@bdadyslexia.org.uk  Click here for more information

Adult Dyslexia: Employment and College/University

Speaker Margaret Malpas
Chair of the British Dyslexia Association
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School Rochester  Thursday 7th February at 7.30 pm

  • Margaret will be addressing the needs of dyslexic adults at College/University and in the workplace.
  • She will talk about what help is available through “Access to Work” and the “Disabled Students Allowance”.

If you would like to attend please e-mail us at dyslexia.house@gmail.com to book a place.
There is no charge to attend this talk.

 

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2012

We were again at Mid Kent College to celebrate dyslexia awareness week from the 8th to the 11th  of October.

This is a special year for the British Dyslexia Association as it is 40 years since the Association was founded. Over the last 40 years our understanding of dyslexia has improved, but there is still much to be done to ensure that all dyslexic people are able to fulfil their potential.

It was great to talk to the dyslexic students at the college who said they were getting more support for their dyslexia.

Study Skills

Study Skills Workshop for Students 29th September 2012

The Sir Joseph Williamson Mathematical School Rochester

For more details download a flier

Hands on ICT

Hands on ICT Session for Teachers, Parents and Children
Come and try out software designed to support the dyslexic learner in all areas of the curriculum.

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School Rochester
10 am Saturday 12th May

Click here to download a flier

Dyslexia House Open Meeting

Dyslexia - The Importance of Early Identification
By Dr Michael Thomson
An open meeting for teachers and parents
Especially relevant for Primary School SENCOs
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Maths School Rochester
7.30pm Wednesday 29th February

Click here to download a flier

What is Dyslexia?

Talk by Julie Sweeting
Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School Rochester
7.30 Wednesday 14th September
This is an open meeting for parents and teachers.
A wide range of excellent materials suitable for the dyslexic learner will be on sale.
Carol Owens Cambridge House Dyslexia Resources will be there
Please Phone 01622 717308 for more details

Click here to download a flier

Dyslexia Awareness Week

During Dyslexia Awareness Week 31st October to the 4th November we had a stand at Mid-Kent College. We talked to dyslexic students and those who thought that they might be dyslexic, as well as non dyslexic students who just wanted to know more about the condition. The staff were interested in speaking to us about what they could do to help the dyslexic students in their classes.

We handed out leaflets and free software demonstration disks so that students could try out a selection of software aimed at helping dyslexic learners. We would like to thank Mid Kent College for giving us this opportunity. We would also like to thank the British Dyslexia Association, Claro, Crick Software, Text Help, iANSYST and Activise for providing us with fliers/catalogues and demo disks.

Mid-Kent College

 

British Dyslexia Association AGM and Members Open Day

The BDA Member's Day was well attended.

Dr Lindsay Peer CBE gave an inspirational talk.

There were four excellent workshops in the afternoon. Rachel Ingham - Dyslexia and Memory, John Mackenzie - Dyslexia and the Law, Andy Fell - Assistive Technology and Jon Adams - Children's Workshop - Flags.

AGM - Dr Kate Saunders Chief Executive Officer updated us on what the BDA had achieved in the last year and plans for the future.

Disability Awareness Week

Two Dyslexia House Association members talked to the children at Holy Trinity School Dartford about dyslexia. The children of Foxes and Otters classes were very attentive and asked us questions about dyslexia and how it affected dyslexic people.

Freedom to Read

A talk by Christine Ronaldson, head of literature and book production at Calibre.

Christine will be talking about Calibre's work in providing audio books for people with
sight problems or a disability such as dyslexia.

The event is free, but booking is essential - Strood Library - 01634 335890

Friday, 17 June, 10.30am

Strood Library
32 Bryant Road
Strood
Rochester
Kent
ME2 3EP

For more details about Calibre, please see the website:

http://www.calibre.org.uk/

BDA International Conference 2nd to 4th June 2011

Due to the announcement of an additional public holiday due to the Royal Wedding, the BDA has changed the date of the International Conference to 2nd - 4th June 2011.

The British Dyslexia Association’s 8th International Conference Beyond Boundaries is being held  at Harrogate International Conference Centre. The conference will be chaired by Joel Talcott PhD, an internationally recognised researcher and Reader in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience from Aston University. 

Bookings are now being taken for this unique opportunity for the exchange of information and best practice between practitioners, academic researchers and teachers. The conference programme includes topical symposia, workshops, interactive poster sessions and keynote lectures by world-leading experts.

For further information or to book your place visit the British Dyslexia Association's website

ICT Session for Teachers and Teaching Assistants

We are running a dyslexia friendly ICT session on Thursday 25th November for teachers and teaching assistants. If you want to join us please ring 01622 717308 for more details

Dyslexia Awareness Week 1st to 7th November

On the 1st and 2nd of November we were at Mid Kent College. We had the opportunity to speak to many students and lecturers; the aim of the week was to raise awareness of dyslexia. We handed out leaflets and free software demonstration disks so that students could try out a selection of software aimed at helping dyslexic students. We would like to thank Mid Kent College for giving us this opportunity. We would also like to thank the British Dyslexia Association, Claro, Crick Software, Text Help, iANSYST and Listening Books for providing us with fliers/catalogues and demo disks.

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia House Association Launch and First AGM

Dyslexia House Association held its Launch and first AGM on Saturday 26th June. There was a good turnout, among those attending were Margaret and Jim Malpas joint Chairman of the British Dyslexia Association.

AGM 1AGM 2

 

 

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