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Please see below 13 amazing videos from the Dyslexia Show Virtual May 2020. 


Day 1 – Tuesday 5th May

Preparing your CPD Log – for AMBDA /APC Holders.

Katrina Cochrane

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How to evaluate your CPD and what you need to put together for your APC  

How Claro software can help with reading and writing

Mary Wilcox

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How Claro software can help with reading and writing: You have students with dyslexia and other reading and writing difficulties: we have software on every platform that can help, but there is so much of it! During the webinar I will show you the main features of ClaroRead and our apps as well as what’s new for PC, Mac, Chromebook, tablets and how it can be used in the classroom and during exams. Bring your questions and contact us if you would like a free individual copy.

Supporting Children with SEND during these Challenging Times

Lorraine Petersen OBE

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Lorraine will discuss some of the challenges that may arise for children and young people with SEND once schools are allowed to re-open. This will include school duties within SEND law, mental health and wellbeing and support for transition.

Practical Tips for Helping Fine Motor Skills

Kim Griffin

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Well-developed fine motor skills are essential for successful participation at school. Unfortunately some children have delays with their skills. During this presentation, occupational therapist, Kim Griffin will discuss tips and strategies for supporting children who have immature fine motor skills. This will include ideas for developing pencil grasp and using scissors.

Dyslexia and co-occurring neurodivergent ‘conditions’ – more bad days than good days at the moment?

Janette Beetham

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Dyslexia and co-occurring neurodivergent ‘conditions’ – more bad days than good days at the moment?

Due to the various changes to our day to day lives and potentially a significant change to usual routine dyslexic/neurodivergent individuals may be finding things especially challenging at the moment. Whilst it’s widely accepted that even when life is ‘normal’ these individuals will have good days and bad days it is likely the current situation will see them experiencing more bad days than good. 

Our ‘new reality’ comes with challenges none of us ever expected to have to deal with…for some it will be day to day logistic challenges related to shopping for food, working from home and home-schooling, all of which mean considerable ‘change’ outside of our normal routines.  Yet these seem more like ‘inconveniences’ when compared to the challenges and sadly, the sacrifices, being faced by those people working on the frontline saving lives – and those who are also potentially ‘at risk’ in their provision of vital support to the NHS. However, the changes we’ve experienced and the various worries which accompany this may be having a greater impact on those with dyslexia and other neurodivergent ‘conditions’ regardless of what work they may be doing.

Employers who understand the importance of staff wellbeing and the need to take steps to prevent longer term problems with mental health will realise now is the time to ensure they are proactive and neuro-inclusive.    


Who is the webinar for?

Individuals, line managers, HR…those who want to understand how and why dyslexic/neurodivergent employees may be finding the current situation especially challenging.   


Day 2 – Wednesday 6th May

New ideas for Old Games

Bob Hext

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Bob Hext was one of the pioneers in the world of educational games when he founded Crossbow Education as an SEN teacher in 1993. In this webinar he will revisit some old classics that you will probably know already, and show how you can adapt them as effective teaching resources: not just for literacy and basics, but for just about any subject at any level.

Using the Dyslexia Friendly Multi-Sensory Toolkit at Home on the Cheap!’ 

Dr. Susie Nyman

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‘Dr Susie Nyman’s webinar will be about using fun ideas adapted from her Multi-sensory Toolkit you can do cheaply at home with SEND students whilst in lockdown.’

Help for Managing ADHD 

Fintan O’Reagan

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This will be an overview of Fintan’s talk in September at the NEC.Presented by Fintan O’Regan, Behaviour and Learning Consultant and Trainer nationally and internationally.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace: A colour brave conversation

Jannett Morgan

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Neurodiversity in the Workplace: A colour brave conversation Research has shown that if you are neurodivergent, being a member of a minority ethnicity group increases the difficulties you experience. For this webinar we address the elephant in the room and explore the impact at work when discrimination on the grounds of “disability” meets discrimination on the grounds of “race”. You are invited to contribute to a colour brave conversation to identify ways to make the workplace more inclusive.

Day 3 – Thursday 7th May

Coaching for Adults with Dyslexia in Work – What Goes On

Guy Brewer

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What goes on during Dyslexia coaching for adults in work?

What actually happens?

This webinar will show you –

  • what to expect from coaching sessions for adults with Dyslexia in work;
  • what kind of questions are asked during the sessions;
  • what strategies and resources can help to manage the issues that commonly arise;
  • how to achieve positive outcomes.

Everyone is different.

Workplaces and roles differ enormously.

Therefore, an approach that tackles all the issues around Dyslexia is essential if it is to support performance improvement in work.

This style of coaching focuses on building self-awareness, self-confidence and self-esteem for adults with Dyslexia, based on a well-respected theoretical approach. 

Music and dyslexia: a series of snapshots for teachers, parents and all those interested in music

Sally Daunt

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This session will provide an overview of the reasons for challenges in music encountered by some dyslexic musicians. Crucially it will also suggest strategies that can be adopted by teachers, both in 1:1 and group settings at all levels; by parents supporting music pupils and by music students themselves. There will be links to sources of further information.

Can understanding morphology help literacy development in dyslexic readers?

Professor Julia Carroll

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We know that most children with dyslexia show particular difficulties with phonology. This project investigates how much children use morphology to compensate for these difficulties. Knowledge of a word’s morphemes can help us to read and write unusual words such as ‘health’ (which contains ‘heal’). It can also act as a powerful vocabulary-learning tool. If children with dyslexia are aware of this information, they could use it to help improve their spelling and reading. I examine morphological awareness and use of morphological strategies in literacy in children with dyslexia, asking to what extent children with dyslexia use these strategies. I argue that students with literacy difficulties are sensitive to morphological information, but may have difficulties representing it in a structured way. If this is the case, then a highly structured approach to teaching morphological skills may be most effective for these students.

Why is it important for a child with dyslexia to have good self-esteem?

John Hicks

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A good sense of self-worth is very much a cornerstone of positive self-development for any child. In this webinar, parenting coach, John Hicks will explore what self-esteem is and why it is important for a child to have a good sense of it. He will share some thoughts about the emotional landscape of children with dyslexia and why we must do everything that we can as parents to boost our children’s self-esteem. In September John will be giving the next talk in this series at the Dyslexia Show entitled ‘How Can I Boost My Child’s Self-Esteem? Tips For Parents From A Parent.’


We are delighted to announce Dyslexia Box as the lead sponsor of Dyslexia Show Virtual.

Dyslexia Box are workplace adjustment specialists and work with organisations of all sizes to support employees with a range of neurodiverse conditions.

Register to find out more about Dyslexia Show 2020 at the Birmingham NEC


Event Location

Hall 11

Birmingham NEC

North Avenue

Marston Green


B40 9AD


Opening Times

  • Wed 23rd Sep: 9:30 - 17:00
  • Thur 24th Sep: 9:30 - 17:00
  • Fri 25th Sept - 9:30 - 17:00


Company Information

Dyslexia Show Limited

Future Business Centre

Kings Hedges Road



Reg: 11924693

Tel: 0330 088 7985 

Email: hello@dyslexiashow.co.uk