This webinar is ideally suited to both mainstream primary teachers and special education teachers, parents and SNA’s.
This webinar discusses phonological awareness and phonemic awareness and explains how dyslexia is linked to phonological difficulties, linking theory to practice.
It highlights the pivotal role of phonological awareness as a predictor for reading success and the need for effective instruction and early intervention, in particular to support those children who are at increased risk for reading difficulties/dyslexia. However, the instructional strategies discussed in this webinar will essentially benefit all learners in our classrooms, allowing for a more inclusive approach in education.
Teachers will be provided with evidenced based approaches for building phonological and phonemic awareness skills, for children (aged 4-9) and they will be advised on key strategies, interventions and assessments that they can use in their classrooms and special education settings everyday. Participants will also receive a resource pack so any content discussed in this webinar can be easily accessible afterwards.
Bio of Presenter: Emma Kenneally - Member of DySI Dyslexia Specialists Ireland
Emma Kenneally is an experienced primary school teacher, currently working in Durrow, Co. Laois. Emma initially began her career working with younger pupils where she developed a great interest in early literacy skills and language development. Emma is currently a special education teacher supporting pupils across a diverse range of learning needs and abilities. She has a particular interest in developing reading fluency and literacy skills and recognises the need for direct and explicit instruction in the early years for children with reading difficulties and at risk of dyslexia.
Emma is a graduate of the M. ED in SpLD (Dyslexia) from Dublin City University. Emma is a member of DySI (Dyslexia Specialists Ireland) which comprises a group of over 20 practising and experienced primary, secondary and further education teachers with a Masters in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia).
Emma is also a member of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) and the Literacy Association of Ireland (LAI).
|Course date||29-09-2021 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||29-09-2021 8:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||29-06-2021|
|Cut off date||29-09-2021 6:00 pm|
|Number Hours||1 hour|
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