Offaly DAI

Missing Owner Of Medallion Finally Located!

With grateful thanks to JD Scanlon Solicitors, Tullamore, Co Offaly the above gentleman was finally located! We are delighted to inform our readers that Mr James Sexton has been reunited with the medal described above, which somehow arrived at Offaly Dyslexia in an envelope stuffed full of used postage stamps. Unaware of this, Mr Sexton [...]

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Some Reading & Writing Fun For Christmas…

As parents, we’re always asking how we can do more for our children. One suggestion is to let your children see you and other family members reading regularly. Be it newspapers, magazines, books or letters, being seen to read is a subliminal encouragement for your child to follow suit! It’s often far more effective to [...]

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Psycho-Educational Reports Explained…

After a successful Autumn-Winter term parents of workshop members were invited to attend a short talk by psychologist Yvonne Cunningham, who explained some of the jargon on psycho-educational reports. As each child is an individual, it follows that not all psycho-educational reports will be the same. Having a better understanding of these documents will allow [...]

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Your child has dyslexia? She could grow up to be a star. . .

  People with the learning disability can have exceptional talents, writes Chrissie Russell Tuesday November 22 2011 Like many parents, Jill Maher’s first reaction when she discovered her daughter had dyslexia was one of panic. “I’d known something wasn’t right and that’s why I’d decided to get Katie tested,” she explains. “But when the results [...]

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Offaly DAI Asks Did You Know…?

  Irish comedian Brendan O’Carroll was diagnosed with the disability but is also a member of Mensa. He says: “If I meet a bunch of children in the Dyslexia Association, I’ll produce my gold card from Mensa and say ‘look, only the top 2 per cent in the world get this and I’m dyslexic.’  

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Offaly Branch DAI Parent’s Night

The Offaly Branch of the DAI will be holding a parent’s night on Monday 12th December 2011. Yvonne Cunningham, Educational Psychologist will speak about psycho-educational assessments and what they mean to us as parents. She will be available to answer open questions. Tea & coffee will be available.

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Volunteers Needed At Offaly DAI!

As ever the committee of the Offaly Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland are working away on behalf of our workshop members, however with a committee comprising of just 7 parents and one staff member our numbers are small. Recently the routine administration of each workshop has been organised into a two week rota. [...]

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Offaly DAI Workshop News

At a recent committe meeting it became obvious that parents of workshop members might occasionally wish to speak with our programme co-ordinator. Unfortunately ad-hoc meetings of this nature are proving to be somewhat disruptive of the workshops themselves! In the light of this observation we find it necessary to request that parents wishing to speak [...]

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Success: October Flag Day 2011

Offaly DAI wish to thank our tireless supporters who turned out last Saturday and helped us raise funds in support of literacy workshops for children with dyslexia. Based in St Mary’s Youth Centre, Tullamore with a current membership of just over 50 adults and children, Saturday’s turnout was poor. In spite of this we were [...]

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Public Meeting For Adults With Dyslexia…

Following a feasability study conducted by the Offaly DAI it has been established that there is a potential need for Dyslexia Association of Ireland workshops in the Irish Midlands, (eg counties Offaly, Laois, Westmeath) for adults with dyslexia. Members of the DAI, Career Paths and the VEC have been invited to speak on the topic [...]

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