How to Differentiate your Curriculum to Support, Engage and Improve Learning by DYSLEXIC Students

Presented by: Leonie Hehir

Event Information: 6 PD Hours

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Amongst other Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 1.5, 1.6 and 4.1 will be a major focus during this workshop in line with VIT’s Special Needs Plan.

Despite increased knowledge about this specific learning difficulty, effective teaching and support of these students in schools is still inadequate. What you do as a teacher can make an enormous difference in their success and emotional wellbeing.
This workshop will explore how to differentiate your curriculum and explore alternate teaching activities to engage and support dyslexic students resulting in their full participation.

  • What the neurological basis for dyslexia is
  • How to identify dyslexia
  • How to design individualized remedial resources
  • How to understand the dyslexic student's strengths
  • How to use accommodation, modification and assistive technologies to assist them

Event Details:

  1st December, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Karstens Conference Centre

123 Queen St, Melbourne

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  Target Audience: School teachers, Learning Assistants and Special Needs/Remedial staff Covering years Prep to 8.
  $306.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Leonie Hehir is a Psychologist with over 10 years' experience in schools working with children with learning difficulties. She has been at the forefront of research into the diagnosis and remediation of these challenges which impact on children from all levels of intelligence. She is passionate about introducing new teaching styles and techniques which take advantage of visual and sensory learning strategies.  She has also written a book on a visually based spelling technique.

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