This session will provide an overview of the field of dyslexia and answer questions such as what is dyslexia, and how can I identify and deal with dyslexia in the classroom and at home. The session will therefore provide a range of strategies and intervention.

There are a number of associated issues which will be touched on in this talk including: self-esteem, getting the task ‘right’, learning preferences, emotional literacy and developing intrinsic motivation.

It is important that the student/child take responsibility for his /her own learning as this can pave the way for intrinsic motivation, which is always more successful than external rewards.

This presentation will also focus on these issues and highlight the need for student autonomy.