Dyslexia Scotland Hebrides – ‘Touching Tomorrow’

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The days are being counted down to an exciting learning event being offered to parents/carers, professionals and volunteers involved with young people, as well as young people with dyslexia. ‘Touching Tomorrow’ – behaviour for learning is being held on Wednesday April 13 within the Council Chambers, Sandwick Road, Stornoway from 5pm. The event speaker is Mr Rob Long, a renowned and dynamic Educational Psychologist and author of books on children’s behaviour. There is no charge to attend this event and everyone attending will find it easily understood and fun.

One of the event organisers, Marion Murray, said: “Dyslexia Scotland Hebrides would encourage as many parents and professionals not to miss this opportunity to hear a top quality speaker like Rob help make sense of children’s behaviour and refresh our ideas on how to help learning happen.

“Adults can struggle to understand children’s behaviour, seeing it as ‘good’ and ‘bad’, without being able to see the world from the child’s perspective.

“Adult responses can have a powerful effect on how a child learns and explores the world. Rob Long has a wealth of educational experience and insight to share. We are very fortunate to have the ‘Awards for All’ funding to allow us to fund his visit to the Western Isles.”

Presently Rob is delivering a range of training events across the UK including the National Union of Teachers on challenging area of bereavement and children. Mr Long is highly sought after for conferences.

Marion continued: “We heard him at the Dyslexia Scotland Education Conference in Edinburgh last September. He was amazing! I have rarely been so engaged by a speaker and learned so much to inform my thinking about learning.

“Sal Drummond (DSHebrides Chair) and I both thought we would love to invite Rob Long to the Western Isles and allow as many people as possible to share in this enlightening experience. So we hope to have a good turnout for an interesting evening. Many people have already booked places but there are some left.”

A travel bursary scheme is available for anyone interested who might not otherwise be able to attend and have to travel a distance. Call 01851 710207 for further details.

Anyone interested in coming along is asked to book a free place (as numbers are limited). To book please phone Sal or Marion on 01851 710207 or email dysscothebrides@yahoo.co.uk.