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Two day course to tackle dyslexia

Books on a shelf BU is running a two-day course designed to help teachers and parents understand children’s reading.

Professor Siné McDougall, Chair of the Psychology Research Group, will be running a two-day course to help tackle reading and dyslexia on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November.

The course aims to identify problems associated with learning to read, the skills required and the stages children go through in order to become skilled readers.

Professor McDougall, who has carried out a number of reading research projects, has taught postgraduate courses for teachers and worked with Dyslexia Action and the Dyslexia Association.

She said: “This course aims to provide an insight into how children learn to read and what difficulties they encounter. By looking at the psychology of reading we can gain greater knowledge of the skills and support children require.

“This will enable those helping children to read (parents and teachers) to recognise the best ways to assess, evaluate and encourage reading development.”

The two-day course takes place at BU's Talbot Campus on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November, 2008 from 10am until 4pm and costs £200 (including all course notes, lunch and refreshments).

For more information, please call 01202 965575 or email

Where: Talbot Campus
When: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November 2008, 10am-4pm
Further information: Technology Transfer Centre, 01202 965575, email

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