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2022 Online Learning Festival
The Learning Festival aims to provide a platform for practitioners and caregivers supporting learners with Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) to build up knowledge and pick up new skills in practice.
Through the Learning Festival, DAS Academy hopes to increase practitioners’ and caregivers’ awareness of the barriers to learning for learners with SpLD and with that, be able to better apply practical instructional strategies to support these learners.
Dyslexia seems to run in entrepreneurs. Other than possessing entrepreneurial skills, you may also have heard about dyslexia being associated with creativity, superior visuospatial abilities and big-picture thinking. Do you think these dyslexic strengths are natural abilities or have they been developed? If you think dyslexia and these strengths come in a package, then you probably have a fixed mindset of dyslexia. If you think these strengths have been developed, then you have a growth mindset of dyslexia.
Join us in the DAS Academy Webinar Wednesdays to learn why a growth mindset of dyslexia is so important. Together, we will examine how parents and educators can encourage the growth mindset of dyslexia in students, the mindset that allows them to gain the dyslexic advantage.
Learning to read is a complex process. Children who learn to read successfully can be due to many different reasons. Research has found that bilingual children have cognitive advantages in learning to read. Did you know that the core cognitive skills for learning to read are the same across all languages?
Join this webinar to find out what these core cognitive skills are (which we call the Fabulous Four) that develop the reading ability and take away some tips on how to build these four core skills to improve reading for our children.