Dyslexia CPD training for schools and teachers for Dyslexia Week!

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  • Recognise the barriers to writing for “quick thinking, slow delivering” students.
  • Identify high impact strategies for the generation and processing of ideas.
  • Reflect on ways to implement strategies within current practice.
  • Strategies to develop higher level phonics – especially around spelling jargon words.
  • Awareness of current research into teaching sight words to develop high impact approaches.
  • The importance of context setting strategies to harness prior knowledge for quick thinking slow decoders.
  • Ways to support “reluctant writers” to get ideas down on paper.

Watch a snippet of Neil’s presentation “Supporting children and young people with dyslexia in mainstream settings. 

What: 2 x presentation sessions (approx 1 hour long each) 

Where: Online – unlimited access from anywhere 

When: Anytime – at your convenience – great resource for Inset day training 

Why: Neil focuses on current research, woven into classroom-based approaches, which empower teachers to help ALL individuals. But especially those on the dyslexia spectrum, without always needing to give individual help. 

Two high-value presentations for only £20

(approx 1 hour long each) 

Bonus offer – want to see more from The Virtual SEND Conference? Buy conference 1 (contains part 1 of Neil’s presentation) and get £10 off. Buy conference 3 (contains part 2 of Neil’s presentation) and get £10 off. Offer ends on 31 October 2020.

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About Neil MacKay

Neil Mackay is a consultant at Action Dyslexia Training and Consultancy, specialising in Dyslexia and other SEN issues. He was previously a Senior Teacher/SENCO in a large secondary school in North Wales and is now an independent consultant and trainer delivering CPD training for schools and teachers. Neil MacKay originated the phrase and the concept “Dyslexia Friendly Schools.” Neil has worked delivering teacher training, awareness initiatives and workshops globally including Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Australia and the US.

Still not sure? Read Neil’s testimonials

“Staff are talking about how inspirational your INSET was. We are in the process of putting together a plan for next year to firmly imbed your ideas.”

Teacher

“I used your story writing lesson plan for an observation and got great results from many of my boys but also from a handful of girls who uncharacteristically wrote a story opening of 2+ pages. Thank you for the really useful training.”

Laura James

“Thank you once again for a very thought provoking and enjoyable day, which is already having a positive and immediate impact upon the learning for all the children in our school.”

Teacher
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Two high-value presentations for only £20

(approx 1 hour long each) 

Bonus offer – want to see more from The Virtual SEND Conference? Buy conference 1 (contains part 1 of Neil’s presentation) and get £10 off. Buy conference 3 (contains part 2 of Neil’s presentation) and get £10 off. Offer ends on 31 October 2020.

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If books are more your style…

We recommend these three by Neil McKay and available from SEN Books.

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Taking the hell out of homework

Author Neil Mackay

Especially for parents of students with SEN needs. Boost your child’s confidence; banish the tears and end the battle over homework with this wonderfully crafted book. 

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Removing Dyslexia As a Barrier to Achievement

Author Neil McKay

The toolkit is full of practical guidance, empowering ideas and challenging assertions about inclusion.  The book is now a first point of reference in over 7,000 schools. 

Total Teaching

Author Neil McKay

Neil is passionate about raising the achievement of pupils who may struggle to learn but who may not have a formal diagnosis of special needs.

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