Workshop: Addressing Dyslexia and Specific Learning Disorders in the Classroom
TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES
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.
- 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
- 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 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.
VET Development Centre, Level 8 379, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Dates and times
4 Jun 2019 9:00am AEST