Events

Presented by Somerset Dyslexia Association and Somerset Parent Carer Forum

Supporting Children and Young People with Dyslexia – A conference for Parents & Carers

9.30-12.30 on Saturday 29th June 2019, Edgar Hall, Somerton.  £10.  Reception and coffee from 9am.

Speakers: Sarah Melhuish and Mark Long, Lead Advisory Teachers, Somerset Learning Support Service.

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty mainly affecting reading and spelling. However, it can also cause other difficulties. A person may read and write very slowly, confuse the order of letters in words, put letters the wrong way round – such as writing “b” instead of “d” – have poor or inconsistent spelling, understand information when told verbally, but have difficulty with information that’s written down, find it hard to carry out a sequence of directions, struggle with planning and organisation, be good in speech but unable to reflect knowledge in writing, have a poor short-term memory.

This conference will provide parents with the tools to support their children and young people at school and home.

The British Dyslexia Association estimates that dyslexia affects 10% of the population. This would mean that in a class of 30 students you can expect that 3 will have some degree of dyslexia.

To book your space please click here. You will need to select the date of 29th June and click search on the conference link. Then select Single Booking and the Book option will appear. Click this to book a space.

You will receive an email confirming the booking. A second email will give you details on how to pay the £10.

This conference is a joint venture between Somerset Parent Carers Forum and the Somerset Dyslexia Association.

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