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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. . .

Published on November 23, 2011, by in Uncategorized.

  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 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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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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DAI’s 2011 Annual Conference and AGM

Conference Theme: “Enabling Students at Second Level” Date: Saturday 9th April 2011. Venue: Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. The AGM will take place from 10.00am to 11.00am and is open to all current members of DAI. Attendance at the AGM only is free. The Annual Conference will begin at 11.20am and conclude at 4.30pm. This

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New Parents Meeting On Monday

Parents wishing to enrol children for Offaly DAI workshops for children with dyslexia are invited to join us at St Mary’s Youth Centre this coming Monday for an introduction to the workshops, meet the Offaly DAI Branch staff and tutors. Admission to the workshops  is at the discretion of our Programme Co-Ordinator based on your

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EBS Community Fund 2010

The Offaly Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland is delighted to announce that for the second year running we have been awarded an ESB Community Fund grant. This €250.00 grant will support a new workshop programme designed for secondary school children. As anticipated at the beginning, the group must grow with our members. The

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