Parents Schedule

Parents & Carers Schedule

The Dyslexia Show is ideal for those who want to grow their knowledge of caring for a child with dyslexia.

With a host of expert speakers, you will learn the tools to ensure your child can not only succeed but flourish in the right environment.

To attend any of the below seminars, you will need to register and then purchase a day ticket. Parents & Carers day tickets start from only £22.00 and mean you can attend all seminars on that 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 1

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By Katie Nelson

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11:30am – 12:15PM

Seminar Room 1

Dyslexia and Glue Ear: Hearing…Speech…Learning

By Lindsay Peer

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Glue ear is one of the most common childhood illnesses, and occurs when the middle ear becomes filled with sticky fluid. It’s usually temporary and often linked with ear infections, but long-term glue ear can affect children’s hearing and speech development.” (NDCS) There is a strong link between glue ear and dyslexia. The speaker will explain the condition, resulting difficulties, and offer ways for forward for home and for school.

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12:30PM – 1:15PM

Seminar Room 1

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By Hayley Mason

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1:45PM – 2:30pm

Seminar Room 1

How Can I Boost My Child’s Self-Esteem? Tips For Parents From A Parent 

By John Hicks

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Many dyslexic children are at risk of developing a poor self-esteem, which often comes from their experiences within education, if they find that they are working at a level of attainment that is easily surpassed by their peers.  With schools constantly assessing the performance of pupils on areas of education that are experienced as weaknesses when dyslexic, a child can start to feel that they are not good enough and lose hope. John Hicks, a parent of two neurodiverse daughters will share insights about his own experiences within his family with self-esteem and what worked in empowering his children to be the best that they can be.

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2:45pm – 3:30pm

Seminar Room 1

Making Spellings Stick: How to Make Learning to Spell Fun!

By Beccie Hawes

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This talk will focus upon multi-sensory, fun, memorable and easy strategies that parents can use to support their children in learning to spell tricky words using things that they have at home in a new and innovative way. Lots of practical approaches will be demonstrated.

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3:45pm – 4:30pm

Seminar Room 1

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By TBC

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Day 2 – Saturday 21st March

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10:30AM – 11:15AM

Seminar Room 1

St Davids College

By St. David’s College

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St David’s College has a 50 year success story founded on a visionary approach to education. We are a mainstream independent boarding and day school educating children from 9 to 19 years of age. Through partnership with parents we discover the gifts of each child, remove the barriers to learning and lead young people to realise their full potential. Our highly regarded SEN provision, helping those with dyslexia and associated learning needs, works seamlessly in our mainstream environment.

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10:30AM – 11:15AM

Seminar Room 2

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Dyslexia and what you can do about it.  It can feel very isolating to be in the support role of parenting someone with dyslexia 

By Pennie Aston

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This talk will look at helpful interventions and strategies to understand why family members react in the way they do, shared experiences and what you can put in place to minimise stress and anxiety.

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11:30AM – 12:15PM

Seminar Room 1

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By Handwriting

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11:30am – 12:15PM

Seminar Room 2

Searching for the hero in your dyslexic adolescent

By Dr Tilly Mortimore

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Not always easy to get on with – your dyslexic adolescent – but you can guarantee that if you are feeling bad, your child will probably be feeling worse …. The transition from primary to secondary school is often a challenge but it is sod’s law that it should coincide with that tumult of change that heralds the start of adult life. This talk will pinpoint the ways in which dyslexia and changing school demands can heap up the stress and how we, as parents, can help our children (and ourselves) to navigate these sometimes troubled waters.

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12:30PM – 1:15PM

Seminar Room 1

Nessy

By Nessy

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12:30PM – 1:15PM

Seminar Room 2

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By TBC

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1:45PM – 2:30PM

Seminar Room 1

What is Dyslexia?

By Katrina Cochrane

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Katrina Cochrane will be presenting a guide to help parents about what dyslexia is and how to support their child with this SpLD. Resources and tips will be mentioned as well as signposting for parents about additional support. 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 has a son with dyslexia and dyspraxia.

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1:45PM – 2:30PM

Seminar Room 2

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By TBC

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2:45PM – 3:30PM

Seminar Room 1

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By TBC

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2:45PM – 3:30PM

Seminar Room 2

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By TBC

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3:45PM – 4:30PM

Seminar Room 1

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By TBC

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3:45PM – 4:30PM

Seminar Room 2

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By TBC

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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

 

Visitor Information

 

Company Information

Dyslexia Show Limited

29 Lawford Road

Leicester

LE2 9AD

Reg: 11924693

Tel: 0330 088 7985 

Email: hello@dyslexiashow.co.uk