Education Schedule

Education Schedule

Bringing together a host of recognised speakers in the field of dyslexia, all of our Education seminars are CPD Certified. Build your CPD portfolio at the Dyslexia Show.

Ideal for teachers, SENCo’s and education professionals, the Dyslexia Show will enable you to develop your understanding of teaching students with dyslexia.

To attend any of the below seminars, you will need to register and then purchase a day ticket. Education day tickets start from only £36.00 and mean you can attend all seminars on that day. Day tickets are selling fast and are on a first come first served basis.

Day 1 – Friday 20th March

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10:30am – 11:15am

Seminar Room 2

Dyslexia and Auditory Processing

By Dr Lindsay Peer 

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Approximately 5% of school-age children have some type of auditory processing disorder and according to the National Institutes of Health, in children with learning difficulties the prevalence of auditory processing disorder has been found to be 43%. In addition, around 50% of children with dyslexia also have coexisting Auditory Processing Disorder” (Auditory Processing Center). The speaker will explain the condition, how it overlaps with dyslexia and how to support children with this condition in school.

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10:30am – 11:15am

Seminar Room 3

The Importance of Developing Motor Skills for Handwriting

By Cathy Parvin

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One of the common reasons children struggle with handwriting is due to poor motor skills. This informative session explains why developing pre writing skills is important in helping children master handwriting and prevent problems occurring.

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10:30am – 11:15am

Seminar Room 4

The Role of Materials and Visual Images in Teaching Maths

By Prof. Steve Chinn

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Key figures in the history of maths, such as Bruner and Cockcroft, have written about the vital role materials and visual images play in learning maths. My forty years of experience of teaching and researching in the maths for special needs field has taught me that these ‘aids to learning’ are essential for students with dyscalulia and maths learning difficulties, but also are beneficial to all learners. The session will look at practical examples of the use of these aids to develop maths skills and concepts, from counting to algebra (via fractions!)

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11:30am – 12:15pm

Seminar Room 2

Adventures in Learning: Running to Write 

By Hywel Roberts

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Drawing on research and experience, Hywel will share innovative ideas with a storytelling edge. Delegates will leave with tools to draw children into thinking and learning and a renewed enthusiasm for writing. The session will be thoughtful, fun and practical. It’ll also be rooted in reality.

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11:30am – 12:15pm

Seminar Room 3

Can’t Write, Won’t Write – and You Can’t Make Me

By Neil MacKay

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Building on Neil’s workshops and webinars around developing narrative and fiction, this presentation uses the same strategies to model ways to develop discussion/discursive writing and persuasion with our reluctant writers. As ever, the strategies are firmly based on the psychology of learning and, in particular, on multi-sensory ways to defeat the “forgetting curve”, something which is reported to limit the effectiveness of popular whole class extended writing approaches for students with issues around working memory and speed of processing.

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11:30am – 12:15pm

Seminar Room 4

How emotional intelligence can help the parent / teacher relationship when supporting a dyslexic child 

By John Hicks

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When negotiating support for a dyslexic child in school the parent/teacher relationship will be affected by thoughts and emotions that come about from experiences of dyslexia. Parenting and Neurodiversity Coach, John Hicks will explore how Emotional Intelligence being used on both sides of the relationship can build more fruitful working relationships that can positively impact the support for a dyslexic child.  

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12:30am – 1:15pm

Seminar Room 2

How to Become a Confident and Competent Assessor 

By Katrina Cochrane

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Katrina Cochrane will be presenting a guide to be a confident and competent assessor based on 20 years of assessing for dyslexia. Her talk will encompass latest advice from SASC and will address some of the pitfalls to avoid when making an APC renewal. Katrina is an experienced dyslexia specialist who set up her own company Positive Dyslexia Ltd three years ago having been Head of Education and Policy at the BDA. She remains a member of the BDA Accreditation Board and also of SASC

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12:30am – 1:15pm

Seminar Room 3

A National SEND Update

By Lorraine Petersen

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During this session I will update delegates on current policy on supporting pupils with SEND from a government, local authority and schools point of view. The session will also offer information about recent or proposed changes that have been announced in the last year including the impact of the changes to the new Ofsted Framework introduced from September 2019.

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12:30am – 1:15pm

Seminar Room 4

Quality First Teaching Strategies: If it Works for Dyslexic Learners it benefits everyone!

By Beccie Hawes

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This talk will focus upon simple, practical strategies to support dyslexic learners in the classroom. Not only will the strategies explored support dyslexic learners to maximise their learning and make accelerated progress, they will benefit all learners as part of an inclusive approach. All strategies explored will be simple, effective and easy to deploy on a Monday morning!

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1:45PM – 2:30pm

Seminar Room 2

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1:45PM – 2:30pm

Seminar Room 3

Diagnosing Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties

 By Steve Chinn

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This session will look at a protocol for diagnosing maths learning difficulties and dyscalculia and how to use a clinical approach to maximise the information gathered and interpreted. The tests and activities discussed are taken from the best selling diagnosis manual, ‘More Trouble with Maths.’

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1:45PM – 2:30pm

Seminar Room 4

Working Memory? Memory Working?

 By Rachel Ingham

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Research demonstrates a direct link between working memory difficulties and learners’ academic attainment. Being aware of these difficulties and how to meet learners’ needs is key to learning success. This seminar identifies the barriers that prevent learners with dyslexia from accessing the curriculum.

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2:45PM – 3:30pm

Seminar Room 2

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2:45PM – 3:30pm

Seminar Room 3

Using Technology to Beat Your Barriers

 By Adam Gordon

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Everyone has aspects of life which they find challenging. These are your barriers and they get in the way. They might get in the way of learning or communicating. They might get in the way of getting to places on time or getting places at all.  In this session Adam Gordon will discuss how technology can help remove, overcome or work around our barriers. We will look at the broad range of ways technology can assist inclusion for EVERYBODY. There will be some specific examples of tech which you might be able to take into your classroom next week without spending a penny. 

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2:45PM – 3:30pm

Seminar Room 4

2020 Visions for Dyslexic Students from the Multi-sensory Toolkit

By Susie Nyman

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The seminar will be a lively interactive practical presentation which will inspire children with dyslexia to become grade risers and ultimately achieve stellar results. Susie will showcase innovative tried and tested easy-to-replicate ‘Multi-Sensory Techniques’ from her ‘Multi-sensory Toolkit’ she uses with her students at The Sixth Form College, Farnborough. Many are now available free on YouTube, as well as in ‘The Multi-sensory Toolkit’ published by Oaka Books.

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3:45PM – 4:30pm

Seminar Room 2

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3:45PM – 4:30pm

Seminar Room 3

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3:45PM – 4:30pm

Seminar Room 4

Understanding Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties

By Pete Jarrett

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This talk will investigate some of the barriers to learning mathematics, including dyscalculia and dyslexia. This is an introductory talk aimed at parents, students and teachers who want to know more about the causes and indicators of mathematics learning difficulties and what is likely to help support people who struggle in this area.

Day 2 – Saturday 21st March

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10:30AM – 11:15AM

Seminar Room 3

Maths 4.0

By Pete Jarrett

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As we move into the fourth industrial revolution how can what we know about the development of arithmetical knowledge and the usefulness of AI informed learning allow us to solve the problem of low numeracy skills. The costs of poor mathematical skills are well evidenced, both for the individual and the country. Can we develop learning platforms and new approaches to teaching that allow us to target precisely the knowledge that learners need to know rather than place them into traditional classes where maths teaching and learning and be challenging.

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10:30AM – 11:15AM

Seminar Room 4

Get it Right for the Dyslexia Spectrum – Get it Right for All

By Neil MacKay

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This presentation models a number of high impact, evidence validated whole class accommodations that accelerate the learning of all in a class while being especially effective for those students who think faster than they read, write, spell and get ideas down on paper With potential gains of up to 20 months progress in 12, these inclusive habits of outstanding teachers empower teachers to help individuals without always needing to give individual help and contribute to closing the learning gap. Target audience: KS1-KS4+

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11:30AM – 12:15PM

Seminar Room 3

Managing ADHD

By Fintan O’Regan

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a term used to describe a spectrum of Learning, Behavioural and Socialisation differences. It is estimated to affect between 5 to 8% of the population and can result in significant long term difficulties for the individuals concerned, their families and for society as whole. This presentation will consider how to best support individuals with symptoms of ADHD and co-existing conditions and will outline a range of strategies to deal with difficult, disruptive and defiant behaviours.

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11:30AM – 12:30PM

Seminar Room 3

Don’t Forget Mental Health When Supporting Dyslexia

By Samantha Garner

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SEN students are 6 times more likely to suffer a mental health illness. This talk will highlight why that is and what we can do about it. It will make practical suggestions as to what we can do to support people with dyslexia and how people will dyslexia can look after their own mental well-being.

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12:30PM – 1:15PM

Seminar Room 3

So what’s going on? Surviving the education system. We all work and live in a relational frame

By Pennie Aston

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This talk will look at the context within which we seek to educate others and the impact it can have on yourself.

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12:30PM – 1:15PM

Seminar Room 4

Thinking is Harder than You Think

By Rachel Ingham

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The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) (2013) findings show that learners make an average of seven months additional progress when metacognition and self-regulation are modelled and taught. Evidence also indicates that teaching metacognitive strategies can be particularly effective for low achieving learners (EEF, 2017). Learners with dyslexia have specific learning difficulties and would benefit from explicit teaching of metacognition and self-regulation. This seminar highlights the importance of developing metacognition in learners with dyslexia and the teaching approaches to accomplish this effectively. Areas of focus include: A brief overview of metacognition and self-regulation, Teaching metacognition using approaches that work for learners with dyslexia, Motivation and self-efficacy.

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1:45PM – 2:30PM

Seminar Room 3

Challenging Behaviour: #FlipTheNarrative 

By Callum Wetherill

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During the session, we will look at sharing best practice in understanding human behaviour and how we can support pupils to achieve their potential through nurture, restorative and relational practice.

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1:45PM – 2:30PM

Seminar Room 4

Sometimes it’s Not Just the Words that Cause Reading Difficulties, but the White Page they’re Printed On. 

By Bob Hext

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Evidence for visual stress, recent research, and what you can do to make a difference.

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2:45PM – 3:30PM

Seminar Room 3

Learning from Each Other:  Strategies to Support Children with Literacy Difficulties when Planning Mixed Ability Groupings 

By Dr. Amelia Roberts

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Dr Amelia Roberts will talk about the problems with ability groupings and think about strategies to help teachers experiment with more fluid ability groupings for the benefit of all pupils. Teachers should expect to learn about findings from the ‘Social Pedagogy in Groupings’ project, with access to the website which includes free lesson plans. Teachers will come away with ideas about pre-teaching, designing groups, teaching groupwork skills and lesson planning ideas to maximise their effectiveness in teaching mixed ability groups.

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2:45PM – 3:30PM

Seminar Room 4

Adolescents with Dyslexia: Risk, Resilience and Opportunity

By Dr Tilly Mortimore

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Teenagers with dyslexia face special challenges connected with the changes they face physically, emotionally and practically.

Early adolescence may also be the time when dyslexic-type difficulties with literacy and academic work combine with emotional uncertainties to undermine confidence and increase stress.  This session will explore the nature of dyslexic differences at this frequently challenging stage and highlight principles upon which secondary schools and families can provide support.

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It is free to attend the Dyslexia Show.

Event Location

Hall 8

NEC, National Exhibition Centre

North Avenue

Marston Green

Birmingham

B40 9AD

 

Opening Times

  • Friday 20th March 2020 - 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 21st March 2020 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

 

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Company Information

Dyslexia Show Limited

29 Lawford Road

Leicester

LE2 9AD

Reg: 11924693

Tel: 0330 088 7985 

Email: hello@dyslexiashow.co.uk