By: Gada  05/12/2011
Keywords: schools, Dyslexia Association

GADA Workshops

Galway Dyslexia association is a non-profit making charity which helps children with dyslexia. Children with dyslexia find it difficult to learn to become literate but are usually fully capable of becoming fully employable members of society with the correct help. If not given help these children may end up disillusioned very intelligent people but without qualifications, which in turn leads to problems for them and society. Schools now help some of these children but cannot help all at present.

Tuition is in the Galway Educate Together School.

Teaching is carried out by fully qualified specialist teachers who have done a course on dyslexia. All children in the workshops have been assessed by a psychologist as being dyslexic. Tuition is in groups of four for two hours with a short break; the tuition is prepared separately for each child and includes work on computers.

€500 per term. Two terms per year.

The costs can be claimed back against tax.

Support through Inland Revenue Changes

The Inlandrevenue are no longer allowing parents to claim tax back on the Med 1 formfor the costs of dyslexic classes.

Times for the 3 Separate Workshops:
Tues 4. 30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Wed 5.00 p.m. - 6.0 p.m.
Sat 10.a.m. -12 .0

How To Apply for Workshops

 Please send a copy of the psychologist’s report together with a contact phone number to Ann Owen-Jones, Clonboo, Corrandulla, Co. Galway.

 We provide our service for Galway County and surrounding areas and currently have waiting lists.  For more information contact: Dierdre Heskin on 087 2396414.

The Galway Dyslexia Association is run by a committee of parents.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Dyslexia Association, schools