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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

Workshop: Addressing Dyslexia and Specific Learning Disorders in the Classroom

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Course designers, teachers and assessors have an obligation to create inclusive learning experiences for all learners and cater to a range of learning styles.

VET programs, that are based on applied learning principals, are a great option for many students with Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) such as dyslexia. 

This one-day workshop aims to provide attendees with an understanding of what SLDs are, how to identify a student with SLD, as well as insights into some of the day-to-day learning challenges these students face in the classroom.

It will also provide practical, easy-to-implement strategies that will progress student learning – without funding – to ensure that your classroom is accessible to all your students, including those with SLD. 


Intermediate (Build on your existing Knowledge): These sessions are aimed at practitioners that have specialised theoretical knowledge and practical experience of training and assessment. They employ a wide range of teaching and assessment methods and provide guidance and support to practitioners. 


These sessions are for Teachers and Trainers of all classes. 

Topics Covered

  • Understand the learning and classroom environment from a Dyslexic/SLD perspective
  • Investigating approaches to creating an SLD-Inclusive learning environment 
  • Disorders that fall under the Specific Learning Disorders
  • Identifying signs that indicate a student may have an SLD
  • Exploring strategies to support students with SLD

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand each of the Specific Learning Disorders and how they impact a student in the classroom;
  • Learn ways to identify students with SLD;
  • Develop appropriate teaching approaches to teach students with SLD;
  • Gather targeted strategies that will make the classroom accessible to students with SLD.


Karen Dymke

Karen has been a TAFE and ACFE teacher, trainer and presenter with over 20 years’ experience. Her interest and specialisation in learning differences has included research and providing professional development activities across a range of sectors and working in conjunction with other specialists in the field. 

Further information and registration details


VET Development Centre, Level 8 379, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria

Dates and times

4 Jun 2019  9:00am AEST

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