Scoil Mhuire focuses on dyslexia during awareness week
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.