September 15th at 8 pm

Learning with Dyslexia in a Changing Environment

by Tory Sparks, Head of Projects, The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity

We are all too aware of the reported negative effects of the pandemic on our children’s learning, but what are the implications for children and students with dyslexia?  Tory’s talk will provide an overview of the current research findings on how the pandemic has affected dyslexic learners.  She will consider the underlying characteristics which dyslexia brings to coping with a changing environment and the importance of teaching supporting strategies, to build independent learning and to make the most of the strengths and qualities commonly associated with dyslexia.

Tory is Head of Projects at the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, working to broaden the charity’s geographic reach and provision of services to people with dyslexia and those who help them.  She is a qualified and practising Specialist Teacher Assessor and has tutored for many years on the Helen Arkell Level 5 and Level 7 Diploma Courses, training teachers and teaching assistants how to teach and assess learners with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties.  Prior to teaching, Tory enjoyed a successful career in marketing and public relations.  There is a familial history of neurodiversity in her family, and this has been central to her intent to increase awareness and understanding of dyslexia, both from a parental and professional point of view. 

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