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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

ADCET Webinar: Opening All Options - Learning Disability Resource. Update and relaunch

Event details

ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) are pleased to bring you this webinar - it will be live captioned and there is no cost to attend.

The Opening All Options (OAO) - Learning Disability Resource was first released in 1999 and updated a number of times in subsequent years. Julie Fry and Jo Webber have undertaken the enormous task of this current update. The resource continues to provide comprehensive information about Learning Disability relevant to the needs of the post-secondary education sector.

In this webinar Julie and Jo will provide an overview of the updated resource.

The following areas are covered in this latest update:

  • What is a Specific Learning Disability (SLD)?
  • Teaching strategies for students with a Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Study skills for students with a Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Universal design solutions that address academic barriers for students with a Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • The Impact of a specific learning disability in education
  • Tips for the new Disability Practitioner
  • Reasonable adjustments and Specific Learning Disability
  • Screening for indicators of a Specific Learning Disability
  • The Disability Practitioner, Specific Learning Disabilities and the education context in Australia
  • Personalised learning: A framework for practice
  • Assistive Technology

Presenters Bios

Julie has worked across tertiary education for more than 20 years in roles dedicated to supporting students with disability in Higher Education and TAFE. In this time Julie has been awarded for her work in the area of inclusive education and has received scholarships to continue her study in the area of supporting students with specific learning disability in the tertiary education context. Julie’s Doctorate research explored how disability practitioners in tertiary education are facilitating success for students with learning disabilities. This was an important piece of research as it highlighted how Universities and TAFEs in Australia have, over the past twenty years aligned with disability discrimination legislation and pioneered innovative and personalised strategies for students with specific learning disabilities, that have supported student success - often for the first time in education


Joanne Webber has worked in disability-inclusive education in Australia and overseas for close to 20 years. Her professional and personal experiences of disability have  culminated to acknowledge the importance of both individual capacity development opportunities and the removal of social barriers as jointly contributing to the improved educational inclusion of people with a disability. Her PhD focused on the lived educational experiences of students with a specific learning disability and has further highlighted the importance of overcoming barriers through the development of skills and removal of attitudinal and policy-based barriers


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Dates and times

27 Sep 2016  1:00pm AEST
27 Sep 2016  2:00pm AEST