Dyslexia Roadshow – information for parents

Dyslexia Awareness Week 6-11th November. The theme of Dyslexia Awareness Week is ‘Positive about Dyslexia’

The Essential Skills Service, Vibrant Communities is an adult literacy and numeracy service, which offers free and confidential support across East Ayrshire for people who may need help and assistance with reading, writing and number skills. As part of Dyslexia Awareness Week, we would like to invite you to our free East Ayrshire Dyslexia Roadshow which will be held in partnership with Dyslexia Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University in St Joseph’s Campus, Grassyards Road, Kilmarnock on the 10th November 2017 from 5.00-9.30pm.

The aim of the Dyslexia Roadshow is to raise to employers, parents, teachers, practitioners and adults awareness of Dyslexia and other eye difficulties such as Meares Irlen and how these conditions can impact on persons working, community, family and personal life.

Various Workshops will be taking place throughout the evening:

  • Fiona Dickson – Director Dyslexia Scotland – “ What is Dyslexia and What Helps”
  • 5.00 – 6.00pm and 7.00 – 8.00pm
  • Dr Nadia Northway – Glasgow Caledonian University “To See, To Learn”
  • 6.10 – 7.00pm and 8.10 – 9.00pm
  • Craig Mill – CALL Scotland – “Dyslexia Information Computer Technology (ICT)”
  • 6.10 – 7.00pm and 8.10 – 9.00pm
  • Gill Hudson – Iansyst – “Assistive Technology for Dyslexia Scotland”
  • 5.00 – 6.00pm and 7.00-8.00pm

Various exhibitors will be on hand to demonstrate their services such as Dyslexia Scotland, Iansyst, Cricksoft, Vibrant Communities and many more. There will be a chance to view Dyslexic friendly books, IT solutions and other suitable resources.