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.
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.