Gerard Gallagher, at DIT on Mountjoy Square, talks about dyslexia: ‘I’ve learned that the role of parents is hugely important: mine really wanted me to do well.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

College is a good place to have dyslexia. Secondary schools, in general, are less so. Children with dyslexia are in luck if their parents have mone(...)

Jill Maher and her daughter Katie (16), who has dyslexia,  at their home in Lucan. Katie achieved a B in Honours English in her Junior Cert. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The first indication Jill Maher got that her daughter Katie was having problems at school was when she was in first class and they got a letter saying(...)

Educational psychologist William K Wilkinson: He believes it can be a big relief to children when it’s explained how their problems are very specific and not a reflection of their level of intelligence.

Detection of an educational disability can be a profound moment for parents, for teachers and for children themselves. “It really is a game-cha(...)

Frankie Hollands supporting the learning activities at the Rush, Lusk and Skerries dyslexia workshop. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

There was a time in Ireland when dyslexia was the disorder that dare not speak its name. The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI), established 40 yea(...)

If the education system in 21st-century Ireland is to be fit for purpose, it must address how technology can support the education of all children (...)