Effectively Teaching and Supporting Students with DYSLEXIA (or other Learning Difficulties) to Improve Learning Outcomes

Presented by: Rob O'Brien

Event Information: 6 PD Hours

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Having a learning difficulty hinders literacy development.  Dyslexia is estimated to affect 10% of the Australian population.  Dyslexia is a word-level reading disability.  Children with dyslexia experience difficulties with accurate and fluent word recognition and spelling.  The Australian Dyslexia Association believes 'understanding and meet the needs of dyslexia and related reading difficulties demands thorough teaching methodologies in reading and spelling.'  This workshop opens up some of those specialised literacy development strategies.

This workshop will:
•  Explore what neuroscientists are saying about learning difficulties and dyslexia
•  Examine brain based strategies that support literacy development
•  Demonstrate differentiation strategies to support students with specific learning difficulties
•  Demonstrate strategies that support literacy development for students with dyslexia


Event Details:

  Friday March 17th, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

The New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites

73 Wickham Terrace,
Brisbane, Qld

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  Primary and Secondary Teachers
and Education Support Staff
  $279 (+GST)

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About the Presenter

Rob O'Brien is an educational consultant who has taught in both primary and secondary settings in Queensland and NSW.  He holds a B Teach (Major: Special Education & Literacy Development) and M Ed (Human Relations & Community Education).  Rob has twelve years experience as a support teacher.  He has been instrumental is creating cultural change regarding inclusion of students with diverse learning needs in secondary schools.  Rob's eight years in consultancy roles supported principals and teachers in all aspects of best practice inclusion of students with diverse learning abilities including disabilities, learning difficulties and gifted education.