News of dates for our courses for children, students, parents, adults and professionals and for our presentations here at Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.

Lower price for our Study Skills download

With exams fast approaching, we are determined that you should be studying smarter, not harder! So we have reduced the price of our Study Skills and Strategies for GCSEs and A Levels download by 30% to just £45.

The two-hour video is packed full of tips, strategies and ideas to help learning and revising more effective.

Find out more here.

By |2024-05-14T14:01:16+01:00May 14th, 2024|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

New Spotlight: AI and Dyslexia/SpLDs – How can AI support learners?

As advances in Artificial Intelligences continue, how can it help learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties? Join Alastair Brown, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer at AI First Talent to find out.

The Spotlight: AI and Dyslexia/SpLDs – How can AI support learners? will be held live online on Tuesday 4 June at 6 pm with a recording available afterwards. The live webinar will include a Q & A session. Tickets are £10.

You can find out more and book here.

See you there!

By |2024-05-14T14:01:51+01:00May 13th, 2024|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Book a Touch Typing course – Summer holiday dates

Our Touch Typing courses are aimed at children aged 6 to teens and get booked up quickly!

The course is held at our Centre in Farnham, Surrey and comprises three 90-minute sessions over three days during Summer holiday from Monday 29 July to Wednesday 31 July

Book in age ranges to suit your child:

  • Age 6 to 11
  • Age 10 to teens
  • Mixed ages

Being able to type quickly and accurately can make all the difference in class – especially if hand writing is a struggle.

Book here.

By |2024-05-14T14:05:48+01:00May 13th, 2024|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Level 5 and Level 7 Diplomas in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/SpLDs and Teaching and Assessing Learners with Dyslexia/SpLDS

Join our Level 5 and Level 7 courses!

At Helen Arkell we have been successfully delivering the Level 5 and Level 7 Diploma courses for many years. Our next courses begin September 2024 and are running from the Centre in Farnham.

These are a nationally recognised qualifications and we have consistently been recognised by CPD External Verifiers as being one of the ‘gold standard’ centres for delivering these qualifications.

Our Level 5 and Level 7 courses are accredited by the CPD Standards Office and our Level 5 course is approved by Patoss (Professional Association for Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties).

We are unique in providing a very high proportion of tutor-to-candidate contact time to ensure that each candidate achieves to the very maximum of their ability.

The tutor group system at Helen Arkell encourages candidates to share their wealth of knowledge and experiences during their weekly contact with each other.

Please note that you do not need a university degree or to be a qualified teacher to attend our Level 5 course. Those looking to do Level 7 need to hold a Level 5 qualification.

Find out more:

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties – with teaching practice in KS2-KS1

Level 5 Diploma In Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties – with teaching practice in KS2-KS3

Level 7 Diploma in Teaching and Assessing Learners with Dyslexia/ Specific Learning Difficulties

By |2024-05-14T14:02:48+01:00May 13th, 2024|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

New Spotlight: Assistive Technology: Practical Demonstrations

In January we ran a great Spotlight entitled Empowering Learning: The How of Assistive Technology. This Spotlight gave an overview of Assistive Technology and how it can be used to enhance learning outcomes for neurodiverse students.

People who attended this Spotlight let us know that they are also keen to see the Assistive Technology in action so, we have invited Myles Pilling and Julia Clouter back to do just this!

The Spotlight Assistive Technology: Practical Demonstrations will be held live online on Tuesday 23 April at 6 pm with a recording available afterwards. The live webinar will include a Q & A session. Tickets are £10.

You can find out more and book here

See you there!

By |2024-05-09T13:48:44+01:00March 13th, 2024|Course news, Latest news, Research news|0 Comments

New Spotlight on Employment Rights

New Spotlight webinar on Tuesday 12 March at 6pm.

Join Katie Harris from specialist law firm Boyes Turner to discuss the value of employing people with dyslexia and the challenges and benefits of having dyslexia in the workplace, how employment law protects people with dyslexia, and the practical steps employers can and should be taking to better support people with dyslexia and comply with their legal obligations towards them.

The webinar will include an opportunity to ask questions.

If you can’t join live, recordings will be sent out.

Book here.

By |2024-05-09T13:50:54+01:00March 5th, 2024|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

Neurodiversity workshops with expert Fintan O’Regan

Once again, we are are pleased to offer workshops with neurodiversity expert Fintan O’Regan. These will be useful to parents and teachers who have children with:

  • Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
  • Learning, behaviour and socialisation difference

 

  • Friday 10 November 2024, 1 to 4 pm – Fin O’Regan’s ASC and ADHD Workshop We are able to subsidise places on this course for lower-income families.
  • Friday 26 April 2024, 1 to 4 pm – ODD and PDA Workshop for Educators
  • Friday 3 May 2024, 1 to 4 pm – ODD and PDA Workshop for Parents We are able to subsidise places on this course for lower-income families.

All the courses will be held at The Museum of Farnham, 38 West Street, Farnham – just a few doors down from our Centre.

About Fintan O’Regan

Fintan was the Head Teacher of the Centre Academy from 1996 -2002, which was the first specialist school in the UK for students between the ages of 7-19 specialising in issues related to ADHD, ASC, ODD and PDA.

He is an associate lecturer for Leicester University, Michigan University, the National Association of Special Needs, the Institute of Education, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity and is a member of the council of CReSTeD and the Special Educational Needs Consortium.

He has written a number of books and published articles and works as a trainer and consultant both nationally and internationally with regard to supporting schools, children and families with SEND and behaviour issues.

Book today!

By |2024-05-09T13:52:51+01:00March 3rd, 2024|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

New April dates! Supporting Learners with Dyslexia/SpLDs

Supporting Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties is a very practical online course for Teaching Assistants or anyone supporting learners. You will be shown lots of useful, tried and tested strategies to enable you to support learners effectively. You will also have the opportunity to make attractive, practical resources that you will be able to use with your learners. The course starts on Friday 19 April and comprises six three-hour sessions:

  • Overview of Dyslexia and SpLDs
  • Introduction to Phonological Awareness and Phonics
  • Learning Preferences and Multi-Sensory Teaching
  • Reading Accuracy and Comprehension
  • Spelling and Writing
  • Numeracy

Each session can be booked individually and recordings of sessions will be available if you cannot attend.

Book here

By |2024-04-24T09:29:55+01:00March 2nd, 2024|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

Farnham Literary Festival talk – How to Foster a Love of Writing

We are delighted to be part of Farnham’s Literary Festival once again. Our own Claire Harvey, Head of Education, will be giving a talk entitled How to Foster a Love of Writing – Practical Strategies to Support Struggling or Reluctant Writers.

Please join us on Sunday 3 March, here at 24 West Street, from 10.30. Tickets are £5 with proceeds going to Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.

This talk will briefly touch on some of the reasons why many learners with dyslexia and related specific learning difficulties struggle with writing and potentially become reluctant writers. But most importantly, this talk will provide attendees with simple, practical strategies, resources and activities that could be used to help improve the writing development of a weaker writer and encourage even the most reluctant writer to start writing and sharing all their wonderful ideas.

Book your place via EventBrite here.

Find out more about the Farnham Literary Festival here.

By |2024-04-24T09:30:08+01:00January 28th, 2024|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

Now on-demand – HELP! course for parents of children with dyslexia

One of the greatest influences on children’s success in learning is the involvement of parents in their education. When a child has a specific learning difficulty like dyslexia, this involvement is even more crucial. Many children who find learning difficult can get frustrated and demotivated which may lead to low self-esteem.

The ‘Hints, Encouragement and Liaison for Parents’ course helps demystify dyslexia and gives practical ideas and strategies to help you support your child at home with their learning.

This online course is now available on demand

The video and handout downloads are then emailed to you and you can watch them at your leisure.

Click here to book.

Free or subsidised courses for lower-income families – please email courses@helenarkell.org.uk

By |2024-04-24T09:30:14+01:00December 24th, 2023|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

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