Dyslexia – Practical Tips and Strategies to Support Reading in the Primary Classroom

Category: SEN
Phase: Primary
Presenter: Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity
Audience: KS1 & KS2 Primary SENDCOs, teachers and support staff 

Price: £15 pp

Humans are genetically programmed to develop speech and language, but reading is a complex process which needs to be taught using a shared and collaborative approach.  Acquiring and developing the building blocks for reading is often problematic for learners with dyslexia.  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 to develop reading skills, as well as highlighting the strengths that many bring to the learning process.  In our work with schools, we find that teachers naturally use a range of tools and strategies to support reading.  As part of our mission, we aim to empower teachers and parents further by signposting them to a range of tips, strategies and resources to support dyslexic learners in the classroom.  For this presentation, we will consider strategies and resources to help primary-aged dyslexic learners acquire and develop their reading accuracy and comprehension skills.

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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