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Specialist Teaching Team Dyslexia Outreach

What is Dyslexia Outreach?

Dyslexia Outreach is part of the Specialist Teaching Team. We can be accessed via phone or by email. Our role is advisory and training:

  • Promoting dyslexia - friendly schools
  • Supporting parents, teachers, teaching assistants, pupils via helpline and email

We work in collaboration with colleagues in other support services including the Working Together Team, ECLIPS and the Speech and Language Service:

  • Producing and distributing practical guidance for schools and parents
  • Providing advice regarding Access Arrangements
  • Target setting
  • Keeping colleagues in STT up to date with the latest guidance, research and best practice
  • A telephone helpline offering free guidance and support to schools, parents/carers and students
  • Supporting ”drop - ins” in collaboration with other agencies where staff and/or parents can share and gain information
  • Liaising with parents and those outside agencies involved in support for dyslexic pupils and their families.

We provide training:

  • To schools, governors, voluntary organisations and other professional groups
  • On dyslexia as a learning difference, its causes and how it affects the individual
  • For teachers and teaching assistants on providing appropriate intervention programmes and strategies
  • For parents on how to support their child at home and with school work
  • On navigating and using the national strategies Inclusion Development Programme (IDP)- Dyslexia and Speech Language and Communication Needs
  • Raising awareness of dyslexia through whole staff meetings
  • Specific training of teachers in using classroom strategies
  • Training teaching assistants for small group/1-1 teaching in multi sensory programmes of intervention

Access to Dyslexia Outreach is via your child or young person's school and via the Helpline.

 

The landline phone number is only available at limited times, so if you can't get through please use the mobile number: 07778534478

Who to contact

Contact Name
Odette Read (north of county) / Helen Lane (south of county)
Contact Position
Dyslexia Outreach Teachers
Telephone
Helpline: North: 01427 787178 / South: 01205 317871 / Mobile: 07778534478
E-mail
Helen.Lane@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
SEND
Address
Lincolnshire County Council, 9-11
The Avenue
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
Postcode
LN1 1PA

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Dyslexia Outreach helpline
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:30 11:30

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Professional Referral
Local Offer

Local Offer

Description

The Dyslexia Outreach Service is part of the Specialist Teaching Team (STT). We offer enhanced Outreach Support for Dyslexia. This could include face to face advice and training for whole school, Teaching Assistants, Parents or Carers and Governors.

We work in collaboration with colleagues in other support services including ECLIPS, (Extended Communication and Language Impaired Provision for Students), the Working Together Team (Social Communication, including Autism) and the Speech and Language Service:

  • Producing and distributing practical guidance for schools and parents
  • Providing advice regarding Access Arrangements and provision mapping
  • Keeping colleagues in STT up to date with the latest guidance, research and best practice
  • A telephone helpline offering free guidance to schools, parents/carers and pupils
  • Supporting ”drop - ins” in collaboration with other agencies where staff and/or parents can share and gain information
  • Liaising with parents and those outside agencies involved in support for dyslexic pupils and their families.

We provide training:

  • To schools, voluntary organisations, professional groups on dyslexia as a learning difference, its causes and how it affects the individual
  • For teachers and teaching assistants on providing appropriate intervention programmes and strategies
  • For parents on how to support their child at home and with school work
  • Raising awareness of dyslexia through whole staff meetings
  • Specific training of teachers in using classroom strategies
  • Training teaching assistants for small group/1-1 teaching in multi sensory programmes of intervention

Both team members hold the Advanced Diploma in Teaching Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (AMBDA) and the PATOSS Practising Certificate. Helen Lane also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Autism.

SEN Provision Type
Targeted

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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