Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment for Students with Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties

Presented by: Karen Starkiss

Event Information: 6 PD Hours

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Dyslexia is the most common and prevalent of all Learning Difficulties and, by creating a ‘dyslexiafriendly’ class environment, you can raise the potential of all students. There are approximately 10% of students in Australia who are dyslexic; learn how to identify these students, their strengths and their weaknesses. Be confident in creating an inclusive learning environment with strategies and approaches that are particularly successful for students with dyslexia and other Learning difficulties. Learn about accommodations, tools and technologies which will support students; allow them to learn and demonstrate what they know and understand. Teachers will be provided with numerous resources to support their students back in the classroom.

Event Details:

  4th December, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Jasper Hotel

489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

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  Target Audience: Primary & Secondary Teachers.
  $306.90 GST Incl

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About the Presenter

Karen Starkiss brings over 30 years of experience as a teacher of primary & secondary students and therefore knows what to recommend and what is practical. In England, she was Principal of one of the top performing primary schools, despite the fact that she had the highest number of students with severe Learning Difficulties in the County. She has also worked in “failing” schools to quickly improve standards of teaching & learning.

Karen is owner of Dyslexia Assessments & Support Services, has wide experience in assessing children, teenagers & adults for dyslexia and other learning difficulties & provides inservice PD to schools. Karen has been interviewed by the Age & on ABC radio about her expertise in dyslexia & has advised A Government Task Force in Canberra about children with LD. Karen has also worked with the Education Departments in the ACT & Northern Territory, to put together a program to help all schools become inclusive & accessible to all students, providing training for Expert & Lead teachers & professionals.

She was invited to join the taskforce on Learning Difficulties and Dyslexia in the Victorian Department of Education, advising on their new strategy for students with LD including dyslexia and has recently providing PD, on behalf of DET, for school Principals about implementing the RTI process.

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