Children with dyslexia often experience anxiety, confusion, and embarrassment when they are diagnosed with dyslexia. These feelings often stem from a lack of understanding of what dyslexia is and what it means for the individual child or young person. Our ‘Dyslexia and Me’ workshop aims to:
- Explain the facts and science of Dyslexia.
- Myth-busting! Ask any questions you might have about Dyslexia.
- Boost self-esteem by exploring the positive traits and talents that come with Dyslexia and talk about some of the people we know with Dyslexia (whether it’s family, friends, or even famous people).
- Acknowledge the tricky or challenging parts of Dyslexia, and explore ways where we can implement changes within our environment to make the world a more accessible and understanding place for those with Dyslexia.
- Exploring the topic of resilience and how we can use this to help us cope during tricky situations.
- Peer to peer learning – we will discover what our peers think of Dyslexia and how they cope with their own Dyslexia.
- The workshop aims to be interactive, fun and accessible with discussion (or even just listening!), activities and participatory games.
Self-esteem and resilience-building does not develop overnight. Our Dyslexia and Me course aims to introduce individuals to the idea of thinking differently and more positively about their Dyslexia, have an outlet to ask questions about it, and meet other individuals with similar experiences!
The workshop is run by at least two of our staff team, who share a wealth of personal and professional experience of dyslexia with the young people who attend Dyslexia and Me seminars.
We currently offer the course to two different age groups:
- 3rd to 6th class (Primary level)
- Junior Cycle (1st to 3rd year at Second level)
Please note that the workshop is for young people only; parents do not attend.
Dyslexia and Me schedule of dates and venues for 2023:
- February 14-17 in Wexford, Carlow and Dublin – NOW BOOKING.
- April 3-6 in Letterkenny, Cavan and Dublin – NOW BOOKING.
- August 15-18 in Galway, Mayo, Cork, Kerry and Dublin – BOOKING WILL OPEN LATER IN THE YEAR.
- November 1-3 in Athlone, Clare, Monaghan, Meath and Dublin – BOOKING WILL OPEN LATER IN THE YEAR.