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Helping Your Child with Dyslexia

Activities to help improve concentration, listening and organisational skills.

Hi Parents,

We know this is a difficult time for everyone and you are concerned about your child's education. At The Reading Academy, we have put together a course full of activities that specifically target improving concentration and listening skills whilst at home. Please note that although our speciality is dyslexia, these activities are beneficial to all learners.

This course includes 4 lessons. Each lesson includes:

  • Guide for parents
  • approximately 7 activities
  • 4-5 worksheets

The course is designed in a way that you can complete it more than once and it will still help focus your child so that the transition back to school will be easier.

Sarah & Sarah



Your Instructor


Sarah Mc Guire and Sarah Lumsden Watchorn
Sarah Mc Guire and Sarah Lumsden Watchorn

Sarah Dieck Mc Guire was born and raised in the USA. She attended Western Michigan University, earning her bachelor degree in Science, specialising in teaching reading, maths and science. She went on to earn an honours Masters degree in Teaching, Special Education at the University of Charleston, S.C. (MAT, SEN) Sarah has been teaching students with dyslexia for twenty-two years, in the USA and in Ireland. She has taught in a number of settings including resource, self-contained and special school. Sarah has completed the Wilson Reading System Advanced Diploma and the Orton-Gillingham practitioner's course.

Sarah Lumsden Watchorn has been teaching children with dyslexia for the past fifteen years. Sarah spent her childhood in Paris, and taught in NYC- two cities she holds close to her heart. Sarah earned her Masters degree in Special Educational Needs (M. Ed SEN) from University College Dublin. A mum who loves nothing more than family time with her husband and their three children in Greystones, Co Wicklow, Sarah is passionate about teaching reading.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How long should I spend on each activity?
We recommend approximately 10 minutes per activity.
Do I complete a full lesson in one day?
A lesson does not need to be completed in one day. Complete the activities in a lesson at your child's own pace. The lessons are designed with you and your child in mind.

The course is designed in a way that you can complete it more than once and it will still help focus your child so that the transition back to school will be easier.


Sarah & Sarah

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