Rita Treacy – Founder & CEO WordsWorthLearning

  • Rita Treacy graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1986 with a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Remedial Linguistics (Speech & Language Therapy). Following one-year work experience in a community care clinic in Dublin, she relocated to Australia where she specialised in Specific Learning Difficulties / Dyslexia and associated language difficulties in children and adolescents.
    She returned to Ireland in 1991 and worked for 12 years in a multi-disciplinary team, in the St John of God Lucena Clinic, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) becoming Principal Speech & Language Therapist and Head of Department.

    In 2002, Rita established her own full-time Private Practice to further her specialism in the area. During that time she developed an online programme called “WordsWorthLearning” specifically to help children, young people and adults to overcome their reading and spelling difficulties. Rita is currently engaged (2018) in a EU funded pilot project (led by UCD) to improve learning outcomes for students with ADHD by introducing ‘Augmented Reality’ elements to the WordsWorthLearning programme. Another funded pilot project has commenced to assess and remediate literacy problems for a small group of volunteer prisoners in Magilligan Prison, Northern Ireland. Rita’s first book entitled “Dyslexia Unravelled” (An Irish Guide to a Global Problem) was launched in March 2017.

 

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