Waterford Dyslexia Group

We are a dyslexia support group based in Waterford. This group is created by parents and carers to help other parents and carers.

We are a dyslexia support group based in Waterford. This group is created by parents and carers to help other parents and carers. Whether your child already has a diagnosis, or if you are just starting to think that dyslexia might be a feature, we can hopefully help. We run workshops for children in primary and secondary education who have been assessed as having dyslexia. The aim of the workshops is to offer specialised tuition for students and also support and information for parents and families. For more information on the workshops, see http://www.dyslexia.ie/about/dai-structure/nationwide-workshops/waterford/ We also arrange information evenings for parents and carers.

Waterford City and County Libraries

Lots of children fall out of the reading habit when they’re not in school and reading daily with their class. We want to make sure reading is part of your child’s daily routine while they’re out of school and they can’t physically visit their Libraries.

You can encourage your children to follow our 14 Day Library Reading Challenge to build diverse reading and learning approaches into their habits and ensure reading is part of every day.

If you have a child that is taking part in our challenge or is doing lots of reading at home, and you would like to support their reading at this time, drop us an email with their name and age to [email protected] and we’ll enter everyone in a draw for a Book Token, which will be posted to their home in May.

Full information at http://waterfordlibraries.ie/reading-challenge/ or contact Lucy on [email protected].

Towers and Tales

We are really thrilled to share with you the details of our online festival next Saturday, May 2nd. Not only do we have a brand new, very snazzy website to launch, we also have exclusive appearances from RJ Palacio, @fattiburke, @shanewhegarty and @muirmaid with gorgeous downloadable creative prompts from @oisinmcgann and @tarsilakruse. Tune into towersandtales.ie from 12pm on Saturday May 2nd to join in the fun. Let's come together, by staying apart 💖 @ Lismore Castle Arts

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education.ie on Twitter

“Check out today's advice for parents on supporting young people with daily routines at home, developed by the Department's National Educational Psychological Service #InThisTogether https://t.co/UBdZBvrTWW”

bdadyslexia.org.uk

Learning in a lockdown: When you’re a young person with dyslexia - British Dyslexia Association

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/news/learning-in-a-lockdown-when-youre-a-young-person-with-dyslexia

bdadyslexia.org.uk Margaret Rooke, who wrote the book “Dyslexia is my Superpower (Most of the Time)” asked some children “What is the best way to deal with this shutdown…

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Preparing & Writing Assignments

In this presentation., Michelle Kinsella provides advice on how to prepare and write an assignment, including how to plan out your essay, advice on referenci...

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Covid-19 and Helping Children with Dyslexia

This video is by Annette Ormond, the coordinator of our Enniscorthy workshop. Annette share tips and advice for helping your child with dyslexia at home duri...

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Online Resources for Children with Special Educational Needs

ncse.ie The following materials have been developed by Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists. More resources will be added in the coming days.

Dyslexia Association of Ireland

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mums who love, support and advocate for their kids. Behind every successful dyslexic is a strong advocate and supporter, often their mum! Thanks mums for all you do xx

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Audible Stories | Audible.com

For as long as schools are closed, Audible has a FREE service. Kids everywhere can now instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

It's that easy.
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

stories.audible.com Free stories for kids of all ages. Audible Stories is a free website where kids of all ages can listen to hundreds of Audible audio titles across six different languages—English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese—for free, so they can keep learning, dreaming and just being kids.

Dyslexia Association of Ireland

COVID-19 UPDATE – March 12, 2020

Based on this morning’s government announcement of COVID-19 public health measures, and in the best interests of protecting our clients and staff, we have taken the decision to postpone DAI training events and workshop classes from tomorrow until March 29th inclusive, and staff will also be working from home during this period.

DAI WORKSHOP CLASSES: Workshop coordinators will be in contact with all parents to advise them of the changes. Fees for cancelled classes due to this closure can be refunded or credited to the next term. We will be in contact with parents about this in due course.

TRAINING EVENTS AND COURSES: We will be in contact with all those booked on DAI events over the closure period to advise them of the postponement. We will also be in contact with all those who have booked to advise them of rescheduled dates in due course.

NATIONAL OFFICE ACTIVITIES: To protect our staff and clients, national office will be closed from March 13 to 29, but staff will be working remotely. Please email us as normal and we will reply to you as soon as possible. Any scheduled meetings during the period will either be held remotely (online) or rescheduled.

As this is a developing situation, we will endeavour to keep you updated.

In the meantime, everyone should keep themselves informed by trusted public health sources which are constantly updated on www.hse.ie and on the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre website – www.hpsc.ie.

[03/12/20]   As per this morning's statement from the Department of Education and Skills, our Dyslexia Workshops are cancelled until 29th March. Stay safe.

When we know the full extent of the closures, we will be in touch with you regarding money paid for cancelled classes. You will have the option to request a refund or credit for the coming term.

Urability

It's all very well saying we should protect ourselves from the coronavirus by not shaking hands. However, a lot of us use iPads and laptops all the time at work.

In schools, children are using shared devices every day. So in this quick video, we covered off how to best clean your device.

Hope this helps!
James

To get started, here are some tips that apply to disinfecting your iPad or laptop:

Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, or similar items.
Avoid excessive wiping, which might cause damage.
Unplug all external power sources, devices, and cables.
Keep liquids away from the product, unless otherwise noted for specific products.
Don't get moisture into any openings.
Don't use aerosol sprays, bleaches, or abrasives.
Don't spray cleaners directly onto the item.

World Book Day (UK & Ireland)

‪A huge THANK YOU to every school, teacher, parent or carer who has spent the day sharing stories and creating amazing memories for children this World Book Day. We hope you’ve had as much fun as the WBD Bookmarks have today 😀❤️🙌🏼📚‬

Courses at the end of April in Waterford for parents and children - check out the link!

For details on our upcoming courses on dyslexia for parents, teachers, and our Dyslexia and Me seminars for children with dyslexia, please see our TicketTailor Box Office at https://buytickets.at/dyslexiaireland. We have courses coming up this term in Athlone, Dublin and Waterford.

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I AM DYSLEXIC - Short Animated Student Film

https://youtu.be/b1b2rHhFajE

A young dyslexic child falls into a world made entirely out of books. Alone in the environment, he is forced to climb a mountain representing the education s...

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It’s the words that count (not the spelling)

https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/its-words-count-not-spelling

virgin.com One of the biggest challenges us dyslexics face is how people perceive us from our writing and typing – especially now that we often tap away on our phones more than we talk face to face.  Image from Kev Wolf As a dyslexic, spelling and grammar was the cause of a constant headache for me ...

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Dyslexia Show - Register for FREE Today

This may be of interest. It's in Birmingham, UK, but it is free https://dyslexiashow.co.uk

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Drawn to reading: Using comics and illustrated stories to promote literacy in children

irishexaminer.com 'Comics are not like regular books. They spark the intellect to expand the story and the message.'

With the aim of reaching as many families and children as possible to empower them in their journey of dyslexia, Family Support and Community Development Workers in Waterford have come up with a program to support freely students and families with Dyslexia.
Contact Anthony Nolan 085-8771766/ Joanne Tubbritt 0852513915 for further information on when and where the group will be taking place.

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National Library Open Day | Waterford In Your Pocket

Take the opportunity to check out the dyslexia friendly book section in your local library

waterfordinyourpocket.com On Saturday, February 29th, libraries around the country including here in Waterford are taking part in the first-ever National Library Open Day.........

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Dyslexia

https://www.rte.ie/radio1/ryan-tubridy/programmes/2020/0213/1115012-the-ryan-tubridy-show-thursday-13-february-2020/?clipid=103328065#103328065

rte.ie Gordon's son Ben goes to a school for children with severe dyslexia. He joined Ryan in studio to talk about the important work being done in these 'Reading Schools' and ...

Dyslexia Association of Ireland

Check out our YouTube Channel to view a range of videos on dyslexia including recordings of our Facebook Live discussion events https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbySl72M3zig6qxZRWTNw0w/videos

Dyslexia Association of Ireland

Our psychologists Emma Magee and Sarah O'Connor are talking about some of the technical terms you can encounter during an assessment and in an assessment report. Comment below if you have any questions about some of the jargon!

Waterford City and County Libraries

Tramore Library's Junior Book Club meets fortnightly on Friday afternoons - suitable for reluctant readers and bookworms alike :)

#TakeACloserLook

Tomorrow in Ardkeen library. All welcome :-)

Waterford City and County Libraries

All welcome to the Waterford Dyslexia Group Coffee Morning for parents next Wednesday at 11.30am in Ardkeen Library.

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5 ways to support dyslexic pupils in your class

https://www.tes.com/news/5-ways-support-dyslexic-pupils-your-class

tes.com Dyslexia is no longer the misunderstood condition it once was - dyslexic specialist Sonia Ali offers simple tips for helping students to thrive in your classroom

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How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

Excellent Ted Talk by Ken Robinson on education. It's 20
mins long, but he presents in such an entertaining way it's definitely worth a look. https://youtu.be/wX78iKhInsc

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring t...

Dyslexia Association of Ireland

This New Year why not resolve to learn more about dyslexia - for info on our upcoming courses see http://www.dyslexia.ie/events-news/upcoming-dai-events/

[01/02/20]   Happy New Year to all 🥳

Waterford City and County Libraries

Have you tried our free eBooks and eAudiobooks app BorrowBox? Take a look at what's popular with our library members in the Borrow Box ebook charts!

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