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Dyslexia Awareness Training 20 January 2011

17 December 2010

TSSA has set up a one-day Dyslexia Awareness Seminar to provide an introduction for TSSA representatives to explain what is dyslexia, what TSSA’s approach is to dyslexia friendly workplaces and support for individuals, what support TSSA activists have from the union as regards dyslexia and, crucially, what employers should provide in terms of support at the workplace.

Why should ULRs attend?

ULRs will find this particularly useful in their work to promote learning in their employer:
- 1 in 10 people are thought to be dyslexic so some of your colleagues are likely to have dyslexia.
- Dyslexia is a factor for a significant proportion of people who don’t do well at school.
- Many dyslexics who miss out on the benefits of education will welcome learning opportunities and support as an adult.
- Dyslexia can lead to problems at work.
- Other members may be keen to progress at work and need support to achieve promotion.

Dyslexia is not well-understood – so come and learn about it!

Course information

- 20 January 2011 from 10:30 to 16:00
- At TSSA Head Office, Walkden House,10 Melton St, London NW1 2EJ
- Nearest Tube: Euston
- Reasonable travel expenses may be claimed as well as additional carer costs. For members living/working outside the south east area, overnight accommodation can be provided on request.

More information from Madeleine Richards, TSSA Dyslexia Project Worker, via richardsm@tssa.org.uk – see attached application form.

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