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    Research project on Dyslexia in the Workplace

    7 August, 2020 - 16:15 -- jvalentine1

    Sarah Wissing, a research student at Birbeck University is looking for individuals with dyslexia to participate in a research project find out more about their experiences in the workplace in order to find out what the barriers might be to disclosure and seeking support. This is done by a short interview (depending on how much the individual has to say) over Zoom.  See the attached Information Sheet for more details

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    National Tutoring Programme (NTP)

    20 July, 2020 - 11:16 -- jvalentine1

    Qualified specialist teachers may be interested to learn more about the initiative to set up the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) as part of the Government’s response to the effects of the recent pandemic.

    A joint group of providers including The Dyslexia Guild have written to the Secretary of State for Education indicating that they wish to support the NTP by offering access to their joint resources of professionally qualified and experienced specialist teachers and assessors of learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

    The letter also notes that a qualified specialist teacher not only identifies any specific intervention required for a student experiencing specific learning difficulties but also the impact on their curriculum access and therefore their educational progress. It is therefore essential that fund allocation through any named provider agreement confirmed by the government is flexible enough for schools to be able to choose and fund qualified, dyslexia-trained tutors for the subgroup of their students with processing weaknesses, while using more general, less specifically trained, catch-up tutors through this national scheme for other students where appropriate.

    The government have therefore been asked to make funding arrangements which include flexibility for schools to use our professional associations, specialist tutor organisations and independent qualified specialist dyslexia tutors where necessary, rather than all funding being allocated only for tutors within the remit of a few named national organisations.

    At present there is no sign up for the National Tutoring Programme, we will keep members informed when we have any update.

    Letter to the Secretary of State for Education 6 July 2020 click here

    TES Article: National Tutoring Programme: All you need to know click here

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    FREE Supporting Adults Toolkit

    9 June, 2020 - 14:45 -- sslaven1

    The FREE toolkit is only available to Dyslexia Guild members’ and is suitable for those supporting adults (the materials will also be relevant to practitioners working with children with literacy difficulties as many of the ideas within it can be adapted for use with younger learners).

    How to access the toolkit
    1. Go to this link
    2. Click 'Dyslexia Guild Supporting Adults Toolkit' 
    3. Enter the password when prompted
    4. Password is guest

    Please note:

    1. Moodle (our online learning environment software) may time out after 2-4 hours, if so please just log in as a guest
    2. This free toolkit will not be recognised as CPD for ADG FE/HE provisional membership status ie. for those who have not yet completed The Certificate in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DACRT56), but will be suitable CPD for qualified Guild members’ to add to their CPD Log (total 4 hours, no certificate is provided).
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    Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) for Practitioners

    16 January, 2020 - 13:12 -- sslaven1

    The Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) is now available as a course to qualified and experienced specialist teachers/practitioners.

    The course consists of practical activities based on case studies and provides the core DALP handbooks (a learner is not required for any part of this course).  

    Anyone who has recently studied the Dyslexia Action Professional Programme, Module C (within the last 4 years) or Unit 3/83 of the Dyslexia Action Level 5 Certificate Programme will find there is an overlap in content.

    Please click here to check the details and book your place.

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    Free Access Arrangements course

    5 September, 2019 - 16:26 -- Visitor (not verified)

    Real Training is offering a free online course about Exam Access Arrangement updates in September.  For more information see here: https://realtraining.co.uk/free-access-arrangements-update-course.

    With the changes to JCQ regulations now released, the Dyslexia Action Shop can provide the materials you'll need for undertaking the completion of Access Arrangements Form 8's and these are available for purchase with your 10% Guild member discount.  Contact the shop to advise that your account has been set up and activated by calling +44 (0)1784 222339 or emailing shop@dyslexiaaction.org.uk

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