In early January 2017 The Good Word Education Centre ran a three day contact class for the Recognizing and Teaching children with Dyslexia. This was part of 6 month course in association with MLCU. We had twenty participants coming from Ooty, Coonoor, Gudalur, Hubli, Chennai and Dharmapuri. Some were teachers and others parents who have children with Learning Disabilities.
January 17th and 19th saw the contact classes for the first course to be run in affiliation with the MLCU in Shillong. Seven teachers learnt how to recognise and the principles of teaching a child with Dyslexia.
The course covered:-
Students hard at work in the new classroom
I found the visual method of learning the most helpful
Alphabetical order recognition.
I need to learn the sounds of the letters of the alphabet!
Identifying vowel sounds
I found teaching techniques and Unit 1 understanding Dyslexia helpful.
Learning how to teach sequencing cropped
I found the visual method of learning the most helpful.
Activity for blending syllables.
I found the physical activities-
Deep in thought.
The theories were difficult to understand as there was a lot of condensed information.
Help from a friend.
I would like more information and ideas on teaching and understanding a child with difficulties.
Learning hoe to teach.
I found intervention methods very helpful.
There were 11 participants from a variety of backgrounds-
Some comments from the feedback forms:
The final contact class will be held in October.
2017 October group
The October group ( 5th batch of trainees) was exclusive-
2017 April Final class
This group of students were lively and mixed well during the activities. They had all studied and were able to complete the assessment assignments with confidence. It was one participants birthday that day so she treated us to pizza and cake for afternoon tea!
It would be helpful if we had more time and could go a little slower with rules and phonics because I have not studied phonics before. Sandhya
I found group work and activities very helpful-
I would not mind another session where we could [practice in pairs the teaching of another person-
|What we do|
|What is Dyslexia?|
|What is a TCK?|
|Where We Work|
|Good Word Education Centre|
|New Delhi MDIS|
|Orissa Asha Kiran Academy|
|Tamil Nadu, Ambalamoola|
|Tamil Nadu, Coonoor|
|Tamil Nadu Good Shepherd School|
|Tamil Nadu. Kings Kids|
|Tamil Nadu Mountain Home School|
|Tamil Nadu, Vellore|
|Vellore Kingston School|
|Tamil Nadu Ambalaoola 2013|
|Tamil Nadu, Ambalamoola 2015|
|Tamil Nadu 2013|
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|Off Site Tuition|
|Understanding the language|
|The Role of the SEN Coordinator|
|Alternative teaching Strategies|
|Strategies for Remediation|
|A Success Story|
|Delhli previous years|
|Blue Mountains School Ooty|
|Karnataka Hubli, Dharwad|
|KLEMR Sakhare English Medium School|
|Tamil Nadu, Dharmapuri|
|Tamil Nadu:, Donavor|
|Tamil Nadu, Karunya School|
|Tamil Nadu Hosur|
|Tamil Nadu, Ootacamund|
|Tamil Nadu, Stanes School|
|Uttarakhand, Selaqui 2013|
|Coonoor Parent Teachers Assn|
|What makes a TCK Different?|
|Assam Valley School|