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Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: Dyslexia and other learning differences: Executive Functioning, Attention, Self Esteem and Metacognition

Although dyslexia is usually associated with reading there can be other issues that may prevent the learner from fulfilling their potential. These include the areas that will be covered in this course: executive functioning, attention, metacognition and self-esteem. These area in fact can impact on all learners at some point so the course can be applicable to those who are not necessarily diagnosed with dyslexia but may have some issues with learning in general. This course can also be suitable for adults with dyslexia and those working with college and university students and adults.

The aim of this course is therefore to enhance participants understanding of issues that can impact on learning and can be extremely relevant to children and adults with dyslexia and other learning differences.

Dates:10 and 11 Jun 2022 (Fri and Sat)
Time:8.30am - 12.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Dr. Gavin Reid

Dr. Gavin Reid is an international psychologist and author. He was formerly a classroom teacher (10 years) and university lecturer (16 years). He was a senior lecturer at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 1991-2007 where he wrote the first Masters course in Dyslexia in the UK in 1993.

He has written over 34 books in the field of dyslexia, learning skills and motivation. His books have been translated into seven languages and some are in third, fourth and fifth editions. He lectures worldwide and has regular international consultancies. Dr. Reid is Chair of the British Dyslexia Association Accreditation Board and a regular speaker at the International Dyslexia Association conferences in the USA. He has previously carried out seminars and courses in Singapore as well as in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Dubai, Kuwait, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Cyprus, Greece and Canada.

He has been involved in a number of research programmes and consultancies focussing on dyslexia, learning skills, teacher education and assessment. He has sat on government panels on assessment and dyslexia. He has also been engaged in United Nations projects as a learning differences expert and has appeared on a number of radio and television programmes on dyslexia worldwide including Dubai, Kuwait, Australia, UK, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, New Zealand and Singapore.

Dr. Reid has lectured to thousands of professionals and parents in over 80 countries. He is passionate about helping to achieve equal opportunities for those with dyslexia and other learning differences and is a strong advocate of the strengths and positive aspects of dyslexia. His web site is www.drgavinreid.com.

Course Outline

Day 1:

  1. Pointers from the research
  2. Learning Differences and Learning Strategies
  3. Executive functioning:
    • Memory,
    • Organisation,
    • Prioritising work
    • Focussing and attention
    • Information processing
    • Self-monitoring
  4. Strategies and activities

Day 2:

  1. Learning to Learn (metacognition) - self-knowledge and Learning preferences
  2. Self-esteem and Emotional factors
  3. Stress and frustration - direct action strategies and relaxation
  4. Motivation and steps to success
  5. Strategies, Reflection and Questions
Course Objectives

At the end of this 2 half day course participants will:

  1. Have an enhanced awareness of key factors relating to effective learning.
  2. Understand the barriers experienced by both children and adults with learning issues.
  3. Have insights into key strategies relating to issues with executive functioning.
  4. Have knowledge of stress management strategies.
  5. Understand techniques for motivation.
  6. Understand how learning issues can impact on children and adults and how these can be both dealt with and accommodated at school and in the workplace.
Who Can Benefit?

Teachers, college and university support staff, parents and adults with dyslexia.


“As a severe dyslexic myself, I have met up with many people around the world who suffer from dyslexia and wish to do something about it where possible. In my opinion, there is no one who is more capable at successfully helping them than Dr. Gavin Reid. In the field of dyslexia, he is by far the best communicator, and he helps dyslexic sufferers develop their skills to give them quality of life. Gavin Reid is the master in this field.” - Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE, Founder of Race Against Dementia

That seminar was the best I have ever attended. It”s too bad we can’t clone Dr., Reid! Or can we? (from an Assoc member of the Academy)

Great person to start our day!
Wonderful presentation style
Very engaging and personable – his audience participation was excellent
Ratings for both your keynote and session, on a scale of 1 – 5 were 5!… super job.
Comments on Keynote presentation Toronto conference

Just wanted to say thank you for the inspiring seminars you put on in Singapore last weekend. I certainly came away with lots to think about.
Michelle Perche - Learning Development Teacher - Discovery College

Thank you so much for the most informative day on Friday. I have been working in the learning difficulty area now for about 6 years but I feel like a veil has been lifted!
Mary Cartmer, Learning Support Teacher, Australian International School Singapore
June 2010 – Singapore Seminars

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) per pax
30 Apr 2022 350
Normal Till Full 400