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

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

New Spotlight on Assistive Technology

New Spotlight webinar on Wednesday 17 January at 6pm.

Join experts Julia Clouter and Myles Pilling to discover the right assistive technology to enhance neurodiverse learners’ outcomes.

The webinar will include practical tips and strategies and the live session will include an opportunity to ask questions.

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

Book here.

By |2024-04-24T09:30:21+01:00December 2nd, 2023|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

New Spotlight on Mindfulness!

New Spotlight webinar on Tuesday 28 November at 6pm.

Join us to find out from expert Natalie Diamond about Mindfulness, Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming and to understand how they can help self-esteem and confidence, especially with dyslexia.

The webinar will include practical tips and techniques that can be used every day to build confidence and create a positive self-image.

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

Book here.

By |2024-04-24T09:32:36+01:00November 3rd, 2023|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

New Spotlight session: Intro to Dyscalculia and Maths Difficulties

Approximately 6% of the British population have dyscalculia. And research suggests that around 24% of the population of OECD countries (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development- Skills for life study 2013) have problems with maths.

This online session from Dyscalculia Network’s Rob Jennings will help educators help their students with checklists, screening and intervention plans and it will help parents with tips on how to support your child at home.

Online, Monday 25 September, 6 pm. Includes a Q&A session. Recordings will be available.

Find out more and book.

By |2024-04-24T09:32:49+01:00September 19th, 2023|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

New Spotlight session: Be a Brilliant Dyslexic Student

Sarah J Myhill, a Specialist Dyslexia Tutor and Lecturer at the University of Buckingham and author of Be a Brilliant Dyslexic Student, will be sharing her tried and tested, evidenced-based, study skill strategies which are visual and tailored to dyslexic students’ needs, encouraging them to learn how to work smarter, develop mind mapping, memory and concentration techniques and improve reading and writing skills.

She will explore the importance of working with dyslexic students’ strengths and the positive impact that tailored learning can have on a student both academically and personally, boosting confidence and motivation.

This live online session is aimed at students and their parents and will be held on Thursday 5 October from 6 pm with a recording available after.

Find out more and book.

By |2024-04-24T09:32:51+01:00September 18th, 2023|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

It’s Box Day for our students!

Box Day is when our Level 5 and Level 7 students bring all their amazing work in to the Centre and have their last get-together before graduation. It’s also an opportunity for a celebration – especially when the sun is shining – and to say some thank yous and congratulations. It’s an important day in our calendar and one we look forward to!

Could this be you next year? If you are interested in the qualifications, they are:

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/SpLDs

and

Level 7 Diploma in Teaching and Assessing Learners with Dyslexia/SpLDs

Our student go on to a great variety of roles including specialist teachers, SENCos, dyslexia assessors.

‘…one of the few courses where I have felt I have really developed as a teacher. Combination of step-by-step teaching methods combined with practical application.’ AG

‘A fabulous course, delivered extremely well by knowledgeable and inspirational tutors.’ SH

By |2024-04-24T09:33:06+01:00June 22nd, 2023|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

New Spotlight session: Visual Difficulties and Dyslexia

Wednesday 12 July, 6 to 7.30 pm

Around 20% of the population experience visual processing issues, but with dyslexia, the figures can be as high as 67%. In this hour-long live webinar, Behavioural Optometrist Adil Kalooji will explain how to detect signs and symptoms and give an insight into the treatment options available.

Find out more and book.

By |2024-04-24T09:33:23+01:00April 21st, 2023|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

New Spotlight session: There’s More Than One Way to Read a Book

Wednesday 21 June, 6 to 7.30 pm

This talk from our Head of Education, Claire Harvey, will touch on some of the reasons why many learners with dyslexia and related specific learning difficulties struggle with reading, potentially becoming reluctant readers and why reading matters so much. Most importantly, this talk will provide attendees with simple, practical strategies, activities and resources to help improve the reading development of a weaker reader and encourage even the most reluctant reader to re-engage with the wonderful world of reading.

Find out more and book.

By |2024-04-24T09:33:41+01:00March 22nd, 2023|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

New Spotlight session on Dyslexia and Nutrition

Wednesday 24 May, 6 to 7.30 pm

Links between ADHD, autism and the potential role(s) of nutrition are relatively well documented. Less is known about how nutrition could be of benefit to individuals with dyslexia. This presentation from nutritionist Dr Emma Derbyshire will look at:

  • The role of the in-utero environment and brain development
  • Where we are up to with nutrition in children and teens
  • The evidence base for some key nutrients and brain function
  • Some nutrition considerations and recommendations

Find out more and book.

By |2024-04-24T09:33:48+01:00February 23rd, 2023|Course news, Latest news|0 Comments

New Spotlight session on dyslexia and executive function skills

Monday 24 April, 6 to 7.30 pm

Executive functions are a family of three core brain processes: inhibitory control, working memory and cognitive flexibility. These three core executive functions work together in different ways resulting in a set of other high-order skills called executive function skills. There are 11 executive functions skills including time-management, organisation, planning, emotional control and response inhibition.

Many neurodivergent people experience executive function challenges. As part of this talk, expert Victoria Bagnall will look at:

  • the links between Dyslexia and executive functioning
  • how executive functions impact physical health and mental wellbeing throughout life
  • how executive functions impact teaching and learning
  • introduce a 3-step approach to supporting the development of these essential skills.

Find out more and book.

By |2024-04-24T09:33:49+01:00February 20th, 2023|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

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