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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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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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Are You An Adult With Dyslexia Living In The Irish Midland Area?

 

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Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon Update…

Sponsorship forms for the Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon (FWMM) are now available from the Offaly DAI. These may be used either to raise funds yourself by participating in the event itself or to raise sponsorship monies for members of the Offaly DAI who are participating on behalf of the group. If you are considering participating in

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Easter Flag Day…

The Offaly DAI will be holding a flag day/street collection in Tullamore on Saturday 23rd April from 10am – 7pm. We hope that this date will prove to be a particularly successful one as it’s Holy Saturday, as in the day before Easter! As you may know the Offaly DAI held their last flag day

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