Wednesday, 27th March 2019 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Gardenfield N.S., Tuam
This workshop will be facilitated by Brendan Culligan. Brendan lectures in English Methodology in Marino
Institute of Education in Dublin. He was a member of the Department of Education and Science ‘Task Force
on Dyslexia’ and is a former president of the Reading Association of Ireland. He has specialised in Learning
Support Teaching for fifteen years. He is a designer and tutor of in-service on Learning Difficulties.
This talk will examine spelling as a skill and also as a developmental process. It will explore reasons why
children struggle with spelling and what can be done to overcome these difficulties. It will also examine
strategies to aid spelling development. Using case studies, it will show how to detect spelling difficulties and
• Participants will have an increased awareness of spelling as a skill and how spelling develops.
• They will be able to examine children’s writing and detect strengths and weaknesses and build up a
profile of the child’s spelling development.
• It will also lead participants to reflect on their own classroom practice and how the quality of errors
determines spelling improvement.
Please reserve a place on this workshop:
By Phone on: 093 25877
By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org