All those working within vocational rehabilitation on the island of Ireland or with links to Irish VR are welcome to join us for our network meeting.
Our April meeting is focusing on an introduction to assistive technology that is available / used by people with dyslexia.
Caoimhe O’ Malley, B.A. (Hons), M.A., Single B.A., Higher Diploma in Education, is the Senior Adult Dyslexia Coordinator for The Dyslexia Association of Ireland. She is responsible for the development of dyslexia supports for adults including the development of in-person and online training to be delivered across the Adult Education (Further Education and Training (FETs) and Higher Education (HEIs)) and Employment sectors.
Prior to joining DAI, Caoimhe has worked in the area of education, her main focus being the non-traditional student, ensuring equal access to education for all and that the correct supports are in place so that all students can reach their full potential, and enjoy their educational journey.
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The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI)
Founded in 1972, the Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) is a charity, which works with and for people affected by dyslexia, by providing information, offering appropriate support services, engaging in advocacy and raising awareness of dyslexia.
Our vision is a dyslexia friendly society where all people with dyslexia are enabled to fulfil their potential, where every child and adult with dyslexia has access to appropriate identification and support to achieve their full potential in education, training, employment and all aspects of life.The Dyslexia Association of Ireland defines dyslexia as a specific learning difficulty affecting the acquisition of fluent and accurate reading and spelling skills
This occurs despite access to appropriate learning opportunities. Dyslexia is characterised by cognitive difficulties in (1) phonological processing, (2) working memory, and (3) speed of retrieval of information from long-term memory. Dyslexic difficulties occur on a continuum from mild to severe and affect approximately 10% of the population. People with dyslexia may experience greater stress and frustration as they endeavour to learn, resulting in heightened anxiety, particularly in relation to literacy acquisition. People with dyslexia may also have accompanying learning strengths.