Although the children enjoy the activities, I have benefited so much from being able to talk to other parents and access support for me.

Janine - Thurrock

It is such a warm and friendly place and we can sit and relax with a coffee knowing both children are so happy - we never get a chance to do this anywhere else.

Rachel - Brentwood

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Making Progress with Dyslexia Talk

At the beginning of March, SNAP was thrilled to welcome Emmie Trower to the centre to deliver a training session on supporting children and young people with dyslexia. Emmie runs Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Support in Brentwood, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with children with specific learning difficulties.  

22 parents attended, as well as 5 professionals, to hear Emmie discuss processing difficulties, learning styles and strategies to help with concentration, memory and organisation. She introduced techniques to help with spelling, handwriting and to improve study skills. There were opportunities for parents to ask questions and find out more about the resources available to support their children at home. Emmie also talked about support for dyslexic pupils in the school environment.


Below are some examples of the feedback we received:

My son is 7 years old and doing the course has given me a lot of information, knowledge and skills to help me as a parent reach his maximum goals.”

“Very good talk. Lots of helpful information. Thank you.”

“Lots of very helpful, practical advice, and resources were offered which will be of use.”

“Good overview of difficulties associated with dyslexia, and useful strategies to support children with their learning.”