Supporting students with dyslexia

Festival of Inclusive Education: On Demand

Session details & slides

  • Dyslexia is the most common learning need in our classrooms. It’s estimated that 10% of people in the UK, Australia and New Zealand have Dyslexia. Although this is likely much higher. Findings from Texthelp’s ‘Words can’t hold us back’ report revealed that 1 in 3 of us feel embarrassed about our reading and writing skills. A further 37% felt they didn’t get enough support with literacy during their education. In this session, you’ll discover effective tools and strategies for supporting students with literacy challenges. You’ll learn about the challenges and the opportunities that come from Dyslexic Thinking. As well as discovering practical tips from our panel of educators on how they support Dyslexia in their settings.

  • Lindsay Fuller has worked as a history teacher for the last 24 years and is also currently SENDCo at Northampton School for Girls. She is passionate about inclusion and providing students with the right support they need to succeed and achieve their full potential.

    Jilanne Littlechild has over three decades experience in education, focusing on fostering diverse and equitable learning environments. She holds a Masters in Inclusive Education, a Master of Curriculum, and a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

    Greg O'Connor has been actively involved in supporting learners across all levels of education for over 30 years. During this time he has worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, consultant, regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education, and technology coach.

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