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EAL (English as an additional language) CPD

Venue: University of Surrey. Dates, timings TBC. Details available shortly and further details will follow.

Register your interest with Jackie Blackwood – George Abbot Teaching School Manager e: jblackwood@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk t: 01483 888047

Dyslexia – Practical Tips and Strategies to Support Spelling and Writing in the Secondary Classroom. Session 2 of 2.

15th March 2021 16:00 - 18:00 Online - Zoom

 Dyslexia – Practical Tips and Strategies to Support Spelling and Writing in the Secondary Classroom, Session 2 of 2 with Helen Arkell, Dyslexia Charity and for Secondary Teachers and Support Staff.

Online - Zoom

Spelling and writing often prove to be persistent areas of weakness for many learners with dyslexia.  Research indicates that being able to read a word is no guarantee of being able to spell it, and vice versa.  Spelling is a more complex process than reading and requires explicit teaching to consolidate letter patterns in long-term memory.  It is just one of a range of sub-skills which constitute writing.  Weaknesses in working memory, speed of processing and phonological awareness may contribute to persisting challenges with spelling and writing.  The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity has been supporting individuals with dyslexia for nearly 50 years and in this presentation will explore the reasons why such learners often struggle with these aspects of literacy, as well as highlighting the strengths that many bring to the learning process.  The talk will provide an opportunity to explore the range of teaching strategies, tips and resources to help secondary-aged learners with dyslexia develop their written language skills. 

IMPORTANT: Please use your school email address when booking. This is because we have external attendees from other schools who often sign on with personal email addresses. We need to undertake a more complicated admin process to sign these participants up - we can avoid you having to fill out forms if we know that you are from an AST or GEP school.

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If you require further information please contact: Jackie Blackwood – George Abbot Teaching School Manager e: jblackwood@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk t: 01483 888047