About the project
The DysVet project is funded by the European Union’s Leonardo da Vinci projects.
Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 adults. In the UK, despite years of lobbying, extensive needs analysis, and government reports of potential solutions, support for dyslexic adults in learning and in work is failing the majority of those that need it. The situation is even worse in many EU countries. Students without proper support may have considerable difficulties in education and entering the workplace.
There are many well-established myths about dyslexia. Information and materials are lacking on possible methods of support and good practices in this field.
The DysVet project partners, who all have experience working with adults with dyslexia, have noticed this problem and decided to create innovative e-books that raise awareness of dyslexic difficulties for teachers and employers.
They have also developed materials for teachers and employers who want to improve their skills working with students and employees.
Project DysVet has been co-financed by the Czech National Agency within the Lifelong Learning Programme, Transfer of Innovation. The previous successful project ADYSTRAIN completed in 2007 was selected for updating and transferring to the further European countries.
About the project
Specific project objectives are:
- Provision of reliable knowledge on dyslexia as well as physiological and educational consequences and the barriers faced by dyslexic individuals in accessing education and the labour market along with ways of eliminating them,
- Developing an active attitude in teachers and managers supporting dyslexic individuals as regards access to knowledge and the labour market,
- Equipping teachers, tutors and others who have a duty of care towards the dyslexic student with the ability to teach and support them successfully and efficiently.
The purpose of this project is to implement in the Czech Republic, as well as in Bulgaria and Poland, a system already developed with European funding in other countries (Annex 4). This system is designed for trainers in the field of adult training and for high-level personnel in leadership positions as well as high and mid-level management. All of these will be available in Czech language, and the key sections will be provided in BG and PL.
The consortium includes a carefully chosen mixture of those deemed necessary to maximise the impact. The project is led by Euroface Consulting s.r.o. – a company experienced in teacher training, and which has participated in two previous dyslexia related projects.
The project has developed nine training modules devoted to dyslexia among adults.
The individual modules were developed by different partners and their content adapted to UK conditions.
The modules include:
- Module 01: Understanding dyslexia
- Module 02: Assessing strengths and weaknesses
- Module 03: Causes and consequence of dyslexia
- Module 04: Assistive technology
- Module 05: Personal preferences in learning and work
- Module 06: Preparing materials for the dyslexic learner and employee
- Module 07: Supporting dyslexic learner and employee
- Module 08: Dissemination and good practice
- Module 09: Disability legislation and dyslexia
The partnership consists of organisations and experts on dyslexia in the UK, Bulgaria, Poland. In the Czech Republic the project is coordinated by Euroface Consulting, in partnership with the Grammar Sázavská in Prague.
- Euroface Consulting s.r.o., Czech Republic
- Grammar Sázavská, Czech Republic
- National Dyslexia Association, Bulgaria
- EduBridge, Poland
- IBIS Creative Consultants Ltd., United Kingdom
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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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