Training for 2017
July 10 - 28, 2017
Dyslexia Association Training in "Methods for Teaching Dyslexics"
This 3-week training course is limited to 22 participants and is ideal for teachers who can work with small groups in a tutorial setting. It is a structured multi-sensory phonics programme that ideally meets the needs of Dyslexics. The techniques are suitable for teaching children and adults. For more information go to Teaching Programme.
April 10 - 13, 2017
Neuro-development of Words - NOW!
Foundations for Speech, Language, Reading and Spelling
Study of in-depth phonological awareness leading to efficient acquisition of literacy skills
with Dr. T.W. Conway, Neuro-psychologist, USA
This one-week course teaches students (children, as well as adults) awareness of the mouth movements in speech sounds in order to improve phonological awareness. Poor phonological awareness is a core deficit in dyslexia; good phonological awareness is a pre-requisite for literacy acquisition. This training leads to impressive gains in speech, language, reading and spelling.
Note – This programme replaces the LiPS (Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Programme)
Welcome to the Dyslexia Association
Welcome to the Dyslexia Association of Trinidad and Tobago
The Dyslexia Association is a volunteer organization which was formed in 1990 by a group of teachers and parents concerned for their dyslexic children. The Dyslexia Association is a Registered Charity.
The aims of The Dyslexia Association:
- To be a support group for dyslexics, parents and teachers
- To educate the community about these often misunderstood learning differences which affect so many of our bright and talented children
- To train as many teachers as possible in methods for teaching dyslexics
- To work with the Ministry of Education in an attempt to have a Specially Trained Teacher in every school
What we do
Conduct Training Courses in Specific Methods for Teaching Dyslexics.
Refer children and adult dyslexics for screening and specialist tutoring.
The Bursary Fund Committee raises funds to help finance lessons for students whose parents would find it difficult to manage these individualized lessons.
The Association also has a register of Educational Psychologists for referral for assessments.
Conduct Public awareness sessions on Dyslexia and related learning difficulties.