Tue, 16 Mar | Delivered via Carrot Learning Platform

How to support staff & students who have dyslexia &/or dyspraxia in healthcare settings?

Facilitated by Kerry and Andrew Pace from Diverse Learners Covering: Challenging common myths and misconceptions about dyslexia and dyspraxia and their consequences, exploring different terminology and inclusive approaches, equipment Promote the use of equipment, reasonable adjustments and policy.
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How to support staff & students who have dyslexia &/or dyspraxia in healthcare settings?

Course Date/Time

16 Mar, 13:30 – 20:00 GMT
Delivered via Carrot Learning Platform

About the Course

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As part of celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Week and Dyspraxia Awareness Week (5th -11th / 6th- 12th October 2020), Diverse Learners, specialists in the support of healthcare staff and students who have dyslexia and dyspraxia, will offer this workshop that will take a positive approach to acknowledge the contribution people who have dyslexia and dyspraxia make to healthcare. It will identify the prevalence of these two “Specific Learning Difficulties” and challenge misconceptions about, and attitudes towards, colleagues and students who have dyslexia and/or dyspraxia. It will list simple solutions to promoting greater inclusion and support necessary to facilitate their contribution. The impact on students and staff of a lack of an inclusive approach will be shown and solutions as to how universities and Trusts can reduce attrition, increase retention, and meet the requirements of legislation and policy will be clearly demonstrated.

Learning Outcomes 

  • To be able to challenge common myths and misconceptions about dyslexia and dyspraxia and their consequences
  • Explore different terminology relating to dyslexia and dyspraxia and inclusive approaches
  • Promote the use of equipment, assistive technology, software, and apps that are often recommended for people who have dyslexia and/or dyspraxia
  • Increase awareness of reasonable adjustments for staff and students including sources of support / human support - that enable greater accessibility
  • Identify NHS, Trust and national policies and sources of help promote inclusion

About the Course Facilitators

Kerry and Andrew Pace from @DiverseLearners

Prior to becoming a registered nurse in 2004, Andrew Pace worked as a Communication Support Worker for Deaf children and adults in a wide range of settings, and teaching staff Deaf Awareness and basic sign language skills. Andrew worked as a mentor in Diverse Learners supporting healthcare students at university who have mental health issues or disabilities until taking timeout to complete a Masters in Public Health in Jan 2020.

Kerry Pace (prounouns are she/her) Founder of Diverse Learners, specialist Dyslexia and Dyspraxia teacher (aDShe QA27, Patoss IF5872)2018. Winner of Quality Assurance of Dyslexia Support, 7 Principles Award from the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in HE (aDShe). Advisory member of the teaching team, school of nursing and midwifery at Plymouth University. IAB member and reviewer for Nursing Education in PracticeEmployment consultant to Dyspraxia and DCD IrelandFab Ambassador

Kerry and Andrew met when training to be Communication Support Workers and have been married 26 years.

Find out more about Kerry and Andrew's work at http://www.Diverse-Learners.co.uk

After Your Course

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