British Dyslexia Association August 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the July edition of the
British Dyslexia Association e-newsletter ‘E-Contact’

I have joined the team at B.D.A. at a very exciting time as the Education Manager. There is never a dull moment with the variety of events taking place in order to help raise the profile of dyslexia.

This newsletter will cover a range of activities that are forthcoming, including the highly anticipated 11th B.D.A. International Conference and EXPO in April 2018, as well as the B.D.A. Awards Dinner which takes place in November. We also have downloadable resources available on our website for Dyslexia Awareness Week(taking place 2nd – 8th October 2017) with our theme this year focusing around being ‘Positive About Dyslexia’.

And then there’s, the one-stop website for all you need to know about dyslexia, as well as the exciting launch of B.D.A. webinars, the first of these we are delighted to announce will be presented by Dr. Lindsay Peer. I hope you enjoy reading more about all the above in this newsletter, and I look forward to bringing you more news in October!

Linda Eastap
Education Manager
11th B.D.A. International Conference & EXPO
Date: 12-14 April 2018
Location: The International Conference Centre, Telford
The 11th British Dyslexia Association’s International Conference (IC) and EXPO is a leading conference on Dyslexia/Specific Learning difficulties across the age ranges, for the latest in research and practice, exciting developments and inspiration.​
The BDA are delighted to work with Professor Susan Gathercole (Cambridge University) as IC 2018 Chair and the International Conference committee as we build a great event. The conference theme of Evidence to Practice and Back Again will link research through to good practice and this Flagship event will present speakers, experts and professional practitioners.Click here to view the BDA International Conference website, or visit Eventbrite to book your place.
Any queries? Email: aims to be a one-stop site for everything you need to know about dyslexia, whether you are dyslexic yourself, a parent or carer of someone who is dyslexic, or a teacher or employer of dyslexic people. It is the result of a project funded by the Department for Education and is led by the British Dyslexia Association in partnership with Dyspraxia Foundation, Helen Arkell, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Patoss.
Find out more here!
B.D.A. are delighted to announce the launch of webinars!
Date: 28th September 7:30pm – 8:30pm
The first of these webinars will be ‘Breaking down barriers to learning and the emotions:  Understanding and successfully supporting the dyslexic young person’ with Dr Lindsay Peer.
This webinar is aimed at those who teach and support primary and secondary young people with dyslexia. A Q&A session will take place within the webinar and we provide a CPD certificate (via PDF) for this session.
Find out more and book your place!
Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017This year Dyslexia Awareness Week runs from Monday 2nd October – Sunday 8th October 2017. Theme for this year will be ‘Positive About Dyslexia’, with daily themes that will be re-enforcing the aims of the British Dyslexia Association. Downloadable packs and resources are now available on the B.D.A. website for DAW 2017.
Click here to find out more!
BDA Conference:  Specific Learning Difficulties and Literacy Learning: Reading, Writing and Spelling
Date: Thursday 23rd Nov 2017
Location: Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
This conference will focus on literacy learning and encouraging access to the curriculum, and will give an overview of key issues and challenges around Reading, Writing, Spelling and Speech, Language and Communication issues for those with dyslexia and other Co-occurring learning differences. The conference will also provide insights into good teaching practice.
Find out more and book your place!
B.D.A. Awards Dinner 2017
Date: Friday 17th November
Location: Drapers Hall, London.
Join us for what promises to be an evening of fun, entertainment and inspiring stories as we celebrate the achievements of dyslexic individuals; children, young people, and adults as well as the teachers that support them. The evening includes a welcome drinks reception on arrival, a superb three course meal with wine, raffle, silent and live auctions and exclusive live entertainment.
Find out more here!
Challenge yourself in 2017 for the B.D.A.!
Do you want to help make a difference for those with dyslexia whilst challenging yourself this year? Join Team BDA and run, cycle, swim, trek or skydive your way to success in 2017. Upcoming events include: The Great North Run, London to Brighton Cycle Ride, as well as 2018’s London Marathon in which places are now available.
Find out more here!