The Catholic College of Mandeville (CCM) in an effort to address the needs of individuals with dyslexia will be offering training to educators and parents in partnership with the Dyslexia Training Institute located in San Diego, California.

As of 2016, Jamaica’s adult literacy rate was 87%; the average for the Caribbean is 92%. It has been noted by some educators that dyslexia is the most prevalent learning disability in Jamaica. Dyslexia is a learning disability that can cause problems with reading, writing, and learning.

Children and adults with dyslexia are often not identified and/or do not receive the appropriate remediation they need to learn to read, write and spell even though they have the intellectual capacity to learn.

This course is designed to address these shortcomings and equip educators with the requisite knowledge and expertise as it relates to dyslexia.

Phase 1 Online Training duration t June 10 – July 17, 2019

  • The online component will include access to closed online instructional videos
  • Online pre-test and post-test (Assessment)
  • Text material will be available for download via the email link

Phase 2 Face to face classes

In-person classes will be offered at two locations:

  • Kingston St. Michaels Theological College
    7 John Golding Rd, Kingston 6 on July 24-26, 2019


  • Manchester Catholic College of Mandeville
    Williamsfield, Manchester on July 29- 31, 2019

Phase 3 Live Online Question and Answer Session in September 2019

Upon completion of the in-person workshop, there will be an online webinar for participants to ask their questions and receive additional support. This will take place using Zoom technology and in real-time. The webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend the webinar. To attend the webinar, participants will need access to the internet. A camera is not necessary.

Dyslexia Intervention Course Outline

  • An overview of what dyslexia is and what it is not and how to help.
  • A brief Introduction to Dyslexia screening and how to interpret assessment results.
  • Participants will experience a dyslexia simulation
  • In-Depth training in how to implement Structured Word Inquiry in the classroom to help struggling readers and spellers.

Who Should Participate?

  • Educational professionals involved in the education of children with reading disabilities including school administrators, guidance councillors, teachers, classroom aids and advocates.
  • University and community college staff involved in departments supporting students with reading disabilities.
  • Educational therapists, professional and volunteer tutors who work with individuals with reading disabilities
  • College students enrolled in teacher training programs

Registration Deadline June 6th, 2019

Click here to download registration form.