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The MDA organised a visit to the Island, in early April, by Dr Jennie Guise, who runs a specialist dyslexic centre in Edinburgh. Dr Guise has co-authored a book with Dr Reid and her husband, Nick Guise, which was recently published: Dyslexia Activities for Kids and Teens.
The main purpose of her visit was to offer private assessments for schoolchildren, but whilst here she also undertook a training session for Sencos at UCM and hosted a drop-in session for parents and children at the Douglas Library.
The largest event in 2018 was the visit by Dr Gavin Reid, an internationally renowned and published Educational Psychologist. Dr Reid delivered training, at Ballakermeen High School, to approx. 150 teachers from the Island’s Primary and Secondary schools, as well as delivering a separate information session to parents later the same evening. His visit was well received by teachers and parents alike.
In March the MDA held another of its workshop, this time in the North of the Island at Ramsey Town Hall. The usual format of sessions was offered, Mind Mapping and ICT run by Sue Rutter and Dr Helen Newbery, with emphasis on up to date learning Apps for ipads. There were also demonstrations of various materials to support Maths and Literacy.
We organised an informal evening at Bath and Bottle to provide a forum for young adult dyslexics to meet with the Committee to discuss any issues they may be experiencing with their employment.
In March the MDA held a workshop at Ashley Hill Primary School. We had the usual format of sessions on Mind Mapping and ICT run by Sue Rutter and Dr Helen Newbery. Anne Corkill and Chrissie Watson answered questions and demonstrated materials to support Maths and Literacy.