Project ID - TIS001426
Supporting pupils with dyslexia.

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Project offered at

St Joseph's College
BT71 4NW


Ciara Donnelly

Student Skills

An interest in supporting young people in a small group setting with literacy difficulties arising from dyslexia. An understanding of this educational need and the barriers it presents. Patience and an ability to approach difficulties in different ways.

Expected Pupil Outcomes

Pupils will be enabled/supported to develop strategies to overcome some of the barriers to learning presented by the aspect of dyslexia that hinders them most.

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

Develop confidence and skills in interacting with others. Develop experience working with young people with the SEN dyslexia. Opportunity to work with SEN specialists in developing a programme of learning which is personalised to the individual needs of selected pupils. Understanding of the importance of commitment and dedication to a task.

Extra Information

Looking for an enthusiastic student with an interest in working with young people with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia. Ideally the applicant should have some knowledge of the barriers to learning presented by dyslexia and strategies and techniques used to overcome these barriers. Flexible timeframe available to suit tutor.

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