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Dyslexia Friendly in Different Contexts Conferences

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Events to introduce the Supporting Dyslexic Learners in Different Contexts training programme and an Adult Dyslexia Guide for tutors and support staff

Do you want to deliver Skills for Life Training in a dyslexia friendly way?

Are you looking for an effective way of teaching and supporting a wide range of learners with and without disabilities?

Would you like some free dyslexia resources and enrol for free dyslexia training?

If the answer is YES, you should be attending one of these conferences!

London – Friday 26th May 2006

Manchester – Thursday 15th June 2006

The Adult Dyslexia Organisation in conjunction with CfBT, and with support from Ufi, is running innovative high profile conferences to highlight the ‘Dyslexia Friendly – User Friendly’ ethos. It will introduce the Department for Education and Skills’ funded training programme Supporting Dyslexic Learners in Different Contexts, and an Adult Dyslexia Guide for tutors and support staff’. These projects and resources will assist education providers in demonstrating compliance with the Disability Equality Duty and other aspects of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The Guide and the training programme resources will be available at the conferences. The conferences consist of a series of workshops and keynote speeches on promoting dyslexia friendly practice in different settings.

The Adult Dyslexia Guide is a much needed practical handbook assisting tutors, support staff and learners in getting the mutual acquisition of excellence. Its direct message is that a dyslexia-friendly approach will benefit many other learners; for example, those in FE, Adult, Community, offender and workplace settings.

The guide encourages tutors to reflect on and develop their own practice, whilst presenting facets of the nature of dyslexia, its diagnosis, approaches to learning support, enabling technology and specialist areas such as English for Speakers of Other Languages.

The guide, originally launched in 2004, has been updated for
2005-2006, and a new initial assessment tool with a reader friendly research overview.

The Supporting Dyslexic Learners in Different Contexts training programme: Commissioned by the Skills for Life Strategy Unit, managed by CfBT and delivered in partnership with CTAD and the Dyslexia Institute, the distance learning based training programme gives Skills for Life teachers, tutors and support staff useful information and practical strategies to support dyslexic learners across a broad range of settings.

It is estimated that 4% of the adult population is severely dyslexic with a further 6% affected to some degree, potentially over 6 million dyslexics.

For bookings (conference fee £50.00) contact: Marcia Farquharson
email: ado.admin@dial.pipex.com

For further information on the other aspects of the campaign and how they affect education, employment, ICT and day-to-day living contact:
Donald Schloss, Chief Executive, Adult Dyslexia Organisation, Ground Floor, Secker House, Minet Road, London, SW9 7TP. Tel: 0207 207 3911, mobile: 07974 755 163 email: ado.dns@dial.pipex.com









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