of Bexley Bromley Greenwich & Lewisham
Helping dyslexic people of all ages by providing information and support
Events & Open Meetings
Wednesday 31st January 2018 (Open Meeting)
The many faces of Specific Learning Difficulties – it’s not necessarily just Dyslexia by Sarah Beard
Come and hear Sarah untangle the complicated and often confusing world of Specific Learning Difficulties for us. She will explain the different types of Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs), and how these conditions often overlap with each other (commonly known as Co-occuring Difficulties).
As the director of Dittas Limited and Dyslexia Services, Sarah has over twenty years of experience both teaching and assessing SpLD students. She is passionate about helping students with difficulties, and trains others to do the same.
Wednesday 18th April 2018 (Open Meeting)
Being Dyslexic and coming to terms with who you are by Pennie Aston
Dyslexia is a part of who you are; you do not ‘grow out’ of it. Being dyslexic means having different strengths and certain traits, and presents some challenges particularly in a school environment. Everyone needs to learn to recognise their strengths and capitalise on them, whilst accepting their difficulties and learning how to overcome them.
Pennie is an experienced and skilled facilitator of positive change. She has worked in the therapeutic field for 19 years, preceded by a 20 year career in television and the performing arts. She has, through personal and professional experience, exceptional understanding of the emotional repercussions of a hidden disability. She is the Founder and Director of the charity GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling which promotes emotional support for dyslexic clients.
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 (Open Meeting)
Effective and fun strategies to support struggling spellers by Geraldine Lacey
Geraldine will explain the processes involved in learning to spell and the possible difficulties that some children encounter. She will also explore a range of practical approaches that overcome the difficulties while at the same time injecting some fun into the learning process.
Geraldine has many years experience of teaching in a Local Authority Literacy Centre, working with children with dyslexia and other severe literacy difficulties. She was also an Advanced Skills teacher working with teachers in schools in an advisory capacity. Geralidine is now an independent consultant who is still passionate about raising awareness of literacy difficulties and how to overcome them.
Wednesday 20th September 2018 (Open Meeting)
Everyday classroom strategies and stuff that works by Hannah Stanton
Hannah is a vibrant, creative and inspiring young teacher who is dyslexic herself. As such she is fully in tune with the difficulties that pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties experience in the classroom, and how to overcome these barriers to their learning.
All open meetings are held at St Nicholas Church Hall (Village Hall), Church Lane, Chislehurst BR7 5PE at 7.45pm.
Please note that our meetings will now take place on Wednesday evenings, not Thursday as before. The venue stays the same.
0300 999 1800
Community House, South Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1RH
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