Free Event – Chippenham

The Wiltshire Dyslexia Association is holding the following FREE event on Wednesday 9th May.

Wednesday 9th May 2018

3.30pm – focus for teaching staff

7.00pm – focus for parents and carers

Myles Pilling – Council Member at British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) Ltd, Specialist ICT SEND Consultant for AccessAbility Solutions, AbilityNet County Co-Ordinator, External Lecturer for Bath Spa University.

○          Alternatives to writing using apps that help with reading, writing and studying.  We shall look at what is currently available that is free as well as at a cost – mostly low cost!  Awareness of what is out there is still very hit and miss so this event hopes to explain how such apps can work both in the school setting but also in the home.

○          At the 3.30pm session – strategies and ways of implementation will be part of a short discussion – for schools.

○          At the 7pm session – practical tools for the home setting and strategies for using ICT with your children – for parents and carers.

Additional briefings: 

Understanding exam access arrangements

– what they are and the criteria for gaining the arrangement
David Williams – WDA Chair, Joint Chair – British Dyslexia Association, Assistant Principal – The Park Academies Trust.

Overview of the use of reading pens
Jack Churchill – Co‑Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Scanning Pens Ltd.

Sheldon School (main hall), Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham SN14 6HJ

Please email Caroline Fowke at caroline.fowke@btinternet.com to reserve seats.