Scoil Mhuire fo­cuses on dys­lexia dur­ing aware­ness week

Wexford People - - NEWS -

THE PUPILS of Scoil Mhuire kick-started Dys­lexia Aware­ness Week with a group assem­bly to ex­plain the con­di­tion.

The school’s theme for the week was ‘Share our sim­i­lar­i­ties, cel­e­brate our dif­fer­ences’, while also cor­re­spond­ing with the Dys­lexia As­so­ci­a­tion of Ire­land’s na­tional theme of ‘Shout about Dys­lexia’. Dur­ing the week, the school held a dys­lexia aware­ness work­shop for teach­ers and fun class­room ac­tiv­i­ties for the kids.

Teacher and Home School Com­mu­nity Li­ai­son Co­or­di­na­tor Laura Flynn said the work­shops for both kids and teach­ers were very in­sight­ful, par­tic­u­larly as ed­u­ca­tional aids for those with the con­di­tion are con­stantly de­vel­op­ing.

She ex­plained that An­drea Roche, Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tional Needs Co­or­di­na­tor, had worked closely with the pupils, ex­plain­ing the con­di­tion and point­ing out fa­mous peo­ple who had it, as a way of show­ing that it was not a bar­rier. Dys­lexia, she said, was some­thing that every teacher in the school dealt with every day.

The school of­fers a Par­ents To­gether cof­fee morn­ing every month and Laura said that this month they were fo­cus­ing on dys­lexia, of­fer­ing tips and dis­cus­sion points for par­ents and guardians. That event takes place in the school on Oc­to­ber 19.

Pupils lis­ten­ing to An­drea Roche’s talk on dys­lexia.

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