Educational psychologist to visit Stornoway

As Dyslexia Scotland Hebrides approaches its second birthday, the committee have been busy preparing for an upcoming event as Rob Long, Educational Psychologist, author and dynamic speaker, visits the Council Chambers, Stornoway on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 from 5pm.

This will be an open evening event for parents, professionals and anyone working with or supporting children and/or young people or interested in dyslexia. There will also be information available about dyslexia, supporting people with dyslexia within schools and an opportunity to find about the Dyslexia Scotland Hebrides’ activities. Refreshments will also be available from 5pm with the Rob Long’s seminar from 6.30pm. Due to limitations of spaces, booking is essential. To book a free place, call Sal or Marion 01851 710207 or email your details to:

Rob has not been to the Hebrides before and is really looking forward to meeting people and sharing some of his deep understanding of young people’s behaviour. Drawing on his broad professional experience Rob’s easy and entertaining style shows how adults can deepen their understanding and respond in fresh ways that will motivate and facilitate learning.

The new Dyslexia Scotland development officer, Susan Rogers, will also be attending and available to meet people interested in learning more about support for people with dyslexia, upcoming events and information about assessments.

If anyone requires assistance for travel expenses, a confidential travel bursary scheme is available to assist inclusion. This is available for people who would have to travel some distance to attend. Please phone or email as above for further details. Dyslexia Scotland Hebrides aims to encourage people with dyslexia to achieve their full potential in education, work and in life. With the ‘Awards for All’ grant of support for young people, the Committee hopes to allow as many people as possible to access well-known Educational Psychologist and excellent communicator, Rob Long so book a place and come along on to the Council Chambers on Wed 13 April, 5pm for 6.30pm. All welcome.