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 |2024-03-26T13:58:41+00:00March 26th, 2024|Course news, Homepage featured, 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: https://helenarkell.org.uk/events/spotlight-assistive-technology-practical-demonstrations/

See you there!

By |2024-03-13T12:10:43+00:00March 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 |2024-03-06T15:56:53+00:00March 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

 

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 |2024-03-06T15:57:51+00:00March 3rd, 2024|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 |2024-02-13T13:33:36+00:00December 2nd, 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 |2023-07-12T14:57:40+01:00February 20th, 2023|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Reasons to be cheerful podcast – listen to CEO Andy and co discuss dyslexia

Brain Power: Disentangling the narratives around dyslexia

Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

If you have the opportunity, please take the time to listen to the Reasons to be Cheerful latest podcast on dyslexia and dyscalculia and how we need to improve recognition in society and understand the contribution people with neurodiversity can make.

The podcast is hosted by Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio host Geoff Lloyd and, as well as Andy, features Kate Griggs from Made by Dyslexia and Rob Jennings from the Dyscalculia Network.

Find out more and listen here.

By |2022-09-22T16:16:32+01:00August 6th, 2020|Latest news|0 Comments

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