Breaking Barriers
Peer Learning for dyslectics


Valk&Uil: Dutch dyslexia training and consultancy agency

Cultural meeting in the Netherlands:

Volendam - De Boer Foto's - april 1st, 2012

Project Regional Seminar in the Netherlands:

Nieuwersluis - DJI vergadercentrum - april 3rd, 2012

(Please find the information on the speeches under the subject titles:)

Seminartitle: "Dyslexia in detention" ,
9:30 Program and Announcements
Thea van Kemenade (Chair)
9:35 Opening
Dineke ten Hoorn Boer, Director-General Youth and Sanction Application
9:50 Project Breaking Barriers
Eeva Siirala (projectleader)
10:00 Dutch initiative to support dyslectic prisoners
Annet Bakker, Education Coordinator
10:20 Incidence of dyslexia in detention
Jan van Nuland (Valk&Uil)

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 Free from learning difficulties
Mirva Gullman, The Probation Foundation Helsinki Finland
12:00 Dyslexia screening
Eeva Siirala, Finish Diverse Learners' Association FINDER

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Juggling experiment
Wichert van Bethlehem prison educator
13:50 Chelmsford Prison experiences
Jacky Hewitt-Main, English dyslexia specialist
14:50 SIBL: ICT tools for learning in the cell
Cees Bak, ICT in prison specialist
15:20 Pear Learning for dyslectics: examples of a training method
Giacomo Cutrera, Italian dyslexia specialist
15:50 Closure
Eeva Siirala and Jan van Nuland

16:00 Music and drinks

Valk&Uil: Dutch dyslexia training and consultancy agency

Its business is concerned with training and coaching on how to cope with dyslexia.
Valk&Uil focuses on specific target groups: dyslexic adults, professionals surrounding the dyslectic adult (e.g. teachers ),
the study support and work support organisations. Valk&Uil gives awareness training, training in how to support dyslexic persons and gives advice on how to set up a dyslexia-friendly policy.

In the project Valk&Uil will support the further development of a practical dyslexia training package to fit the vocational education environment in Dutch prisons. (From English literature it appears that 30% of juvenile offenders suffer from dyslexia) In order to help the awareness of the problems concerned with dyslexia and create a support program, it can help offenders to find a more positive way back to society.