3 online workshops for parents to support literacy at home

21 September 2021
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Supporting literacy at home

Dyslexia Scotland is running a series of 3 online workshops to support literacy at home.  As the workshops will follow on from each other, subscription to all three is recommended but is not mandatory.  

They are aimed at parents to give strategies for support at home. They will mostly be aimed at primary ages but some of the skills can be adapted for early secondary. They will take place on Zoom and will not be recorded.  Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

  • Workshop 1 - Phonological awareness, phonics and supporting spelling at home - 11 November 2 - 3.30pm

This workshop will take a look at some of the terminology used in schools and explain the barriers that students with dyslexia often face when learning to spell. A demonstration will be given in how to build a phonics support structure and routine at home as well as demonstrating multi-sensory, DIY resources. 

Book a free place for 11 November workshop

  • Workshop 2 - Supporting reading at home - 25 November 2 - 3.30pm

This workshop will look at the barriers to reading that some students may experience and what can sometimes lead to reading avoidance. The link between phonics and reading will be explained and demonstrations of different reading methods given. This session will also cover decodable texts, comprehension, utilising technology, and alternative assessment arrangements.

Book a free place for 25 November workshop

  • Workshop 3 - Supporting writing at home - 9 December 2 - 3.30pm

This workshop will look at some of the barriers to handwriting as well as writing structure and suggest ways of supporting these areas. There will be a demonstration of resources and we will look at the importance of planning and organising ideas along with other practical demonstrations including the use of technology.

Book a free place for 9 December workshop