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Seminar: Dyslexia: Research and Practice - Learning Strategies and Classroom Approaches

The aim of this course is to enhance participants understanding of key issues and interventions in learning and teaching for children with dyslexia. The course will discuss the research and then focus on learning about the child with dyslexia. This will be relevant to both primary and secondary teachers and to parents and all professionals working in this area. There will be an emphasis on equipping the student with the learning skills to develop independence, reflective learning and autonomy in learning.

Dates:14 and 15 Jun 2021 (Mon and Tue)
Time:9.00am - 12.30pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Dr. Gavin Reid

Dr. Gavin Reid is an international psychologist and author. He was formerly a classroom teacher (10 years) and university lecturer (16 years). He was a senior lecturer at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 1991-2007 where he wrote the first Masters course in Dyslexia in the UK in 1993.

He has written over 34 books in the field of dyslexia, learning skills and motivation. His books have been translated into seven languages and some are in third, fourth and fifth editions. He lectures worldwide and has regular international consultancies. Dr. Reid is Chair of the British Dyslexia Association Accreditation Board and a regular speaker at the International Dyslexia Association conferences in the USA. He has previously carried out seminars and courses in Singapore as well as in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Dubai, Kuwait, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Cyprus, Greece and Canada.

He has been involved in a number of research programmes and consultancies focussing on dyslexia, learning skills, teacher education and assessment. He has sat on government panels on assessment and dyslexia. He has also been engaged in United Nations projects as a learning differences expert and has appeared on a number of radio and television programmes on dyslexia worldwide including Dubai, Kuwait, Australia, UK, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, New Zealand and Singapore.

Dr. Reid has lectured to thousands of professionals and parents in over 80 countries. He is passionate about helping to achieve equal opportunities for those with dyslexia and other learning differences and is a strong advocate of the strengths and positive aspects of dyslexia. His web site is www.drgavinreid.com.

Course Outline

Day 1: this will include the following:

  • An Understanding of Dyslexia
  • Identification leading to Intervention
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Effective Learning and Inclusion

Day 2:

  • Home and School
  • Learning environment
  • The Learner
  • Motivation
  • Effective Reading and Writing Processes
  • Differentiation
  • Resources and Reflection
Course Objectives

The objectives of the 2 days will be to provide participants with an understanding of:

  • recent research in the broader field of dyslexia;
  • key principles and practice for managing dyslexia in the classroom;
  • the role of effective learning in supporting students with dyslexia;
  • assessment process and linking assessment with intervention;
  • how to identify and deal with the barriers to learning;
  • the range of intervention approaches including differentiation;
  • The LEARN formula for dealing with dyslexia in the classroom;
Who Can Benefit?

Teachers, Parents, specialist teachers, learning assistants and other associated professionals such as Psychologists can benefit from this. The course will also include and extended handout.

Testimonials

“As a severe dyslexic myself, I have met up with many people around the world who suffer from dyslexia and wish to do something about it where possible. In my opinion, there is no one who is more capable at successfully helping them than Dr. Gavin Reid. In the field of dyslexia, he is by far the best communicator, and he helps dyslexic sufferers develop their skills to give them quality of life. Gavin Reid is the master in this field.” - Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE, Founder of Race Against Dementia

“Gavin, you gave me an insight into the complex world of dyslexia and therefore I could start to understand how things process differently with my child compared to myself. I enjoyed how warm and friendly you were and how you made what could have been an overwhelming session, completely accessible. You can clearly see the passion you have. Thank you!” Previous participant

“Fantastic course. Very interesting, full of strategies.”

“Lots of practical info – useful for taking back to school.”

“Most helpful – group discussions allowed us to mull over and reflect on what we had just heard… well-paced and informative delivery.”

“An excellent day. Updated on the most recent developments, and reminded me why I got involved with pupils with ‘learning difficulties’ in the first place.”

“Gavin’s approach re-energised me – great knowledge and enthusiasm. Encouraged me to re-evaluate my approach. Outstandingly good. Many thanks.”

“Great to get excellent strategies to use, and reaffirm that we are doing so much right. Great ideas to share with colleagues less familiar with dyslexia and other associated difficulties.”

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) per pax
31 Mar 2021 350
Normal Till Full 400