Supporting Students with Language Disorders

Presented by: Beverley Sher

Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours       

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This presentation will help uncover some of the complexities
associated with language disorders, including the abundance
of terminology such as receptive language, expressive
language, pragmatic disorders, phonological awareness and
auditory processing difficulties. By the end of the workshop,
participants should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is a language disorder?
  • What are the causes of language disorders and which population of children is affected?
  • What are the typical signs of a student with a language disorder?
  • How can teachers best accommodate these students in the classroom?
  • What are some practical ideas for supporting children with language disorders e.g. modifying the curriculum, activities to build vocabulary, improving comprehension skills and strengthening phonological awareness.

Event Details:

  29th November, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Jasper Hotel

489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

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  Target Audience: Preschool through to Grade 3 Teachers/ Integration Aides.
  $306.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Beverley Sher is a Speech and Language Pathologist as well as a qualified Drama teacher. She has worked extensively with pre‐school children, primary school students and adolescents, particularly supporting students with language-based learning difficulties as well as those with Autism Spectrum Disorders to cope in a mainstream educational setting. She qualified as a Speech Pathologist in South Africa and had the unique e xperience of working in a specialist type school exclusively for high functioning children with specific learning disabilities. Since immigrating to Australia in 1998, Beverley has worked as a Speech Pathologist for the Department of Education and in Private Practice. She now heads two Private Practices in Melbourne. She uses drama in her therapy across all ages and has found it be an especially useful tool within the fields of pragmatic disorders and social skills training. She has been running Social Skills groups for almost 15 years now and has developed a special interest in this area. She has also held the position of Speech Pathologist and Clinical Co-ordinator of the Fragile X Alliance Clinic, one of only two clinics of its type in Australia. She works closely with a wide range of Allied Health professionals. Due to her specialized and varied experience, she has presented at conferences and workshops both nationally and internationally. She is married with two children, one of whom has both social and learning difficulties, thereby giving her a unique perspective when working with both individuals with additional needs as well as their families.

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