Dyslexia Virtual Conference 2023 – Core skills and creativity: Engaging dyslexic learners with literacy

Anna Sutton – British Dyslexia Affiliation Stage 5 Experienced Tutor

Drama as a Understanding Strategy for Learners with Dyslexia

Drama is an active educating and finding out medium and offers an prospect to have interaction with the tangible world of the story. It is a highly effective usually means of conversation and accesses a assortment of studying competencies although developing literacy. Dramatic ordeals provide an oral and bodily expertise of language hence generating it a memorable and lived encounter.

Anna will share her experience as a drama teacher and make clear how specific approaches can be employed to promote finding out, create competencies and engage learners with dyslexia. She will be joined by creative training practitioner, Stuart Bawler, Director of Hummadruz Theatre Company, Wales, who will display and share imaginative and drama-based mostly ideas for educating literacy expertise in the classroom, with compact teams and the person.

Goal Viewers: Most important and Secondary Learners

Anna is a Experienced Tutor on the Degree 5 class with the British Dyslexia Association. Her vocation spans around 20 many years with working experience in the two principal and secondary mainstream schooling as a course instructor, Head of Drama, Professional Teacher and Assessor and SENCO.

Anna has a BA (Hons) degree in Drama and English, and an MA diploma in Schooling with a exclusive fascination in imaginative understanding and drama schooling. She has led many inventive projects in most important training and performed analysis into how drama can encourage learners with dyslexia to accessibility literacy and comprehension.

As a expert teacher and assessor, Anna conducts personal get the job done and shares her knowledge on the MA SEN system at the University of South Wales and the Institute of Education and learning, UCL. She is passionate about dyslexia welcoming teaching and investigating how ideal to assistance and empower learners to realize their whole potential.

Stuart is the Inventive Director of Hummadruz, the Black-Gentle Theatre of Wales, which is a company specialising in building ultraviolet, multi-sensory, psychedelic demonstrates for theatres, festivals, raves and a workshop programme for specific educational facilities and neighborhood groups. He is capable to Degree 4 in Makaton which is now built-in into Hummadruz displays, no matter of the sorts of viewers. He is a company believer in the use of story to understand oursleves and other folks and also is a strong believer in producing it up as you go together, a.k.a. organic and chaotic creative imagination.

In his 30 a long time of doing the job in Theatre, he has managed 2 theatres, was a theatre technician and workshop leader for 20 years, created and stage managed for India Dance Wales amongst many others, designed a range of productive youth theatre teams and is a Resourceful Agent for the Arts Council of Wales.

While he appears to be like constantly grumpy, he is in reality a pretty silly, little one-like buffoon.

He lives in Abergavenny.

Anna and Stuart will be joined by our ambassador Lloyd Everitt as a guest speaker!

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