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ADCET Webinar: The Changing Face of Learning Disability Diagnosis and Response

In this webinar, the changes that are taking place in the field of learning disability and the impact these changes may have in a Tertiary education setting are explored. Specifically, Mandy Nayton briefly reviewed current Specific Learning Disability (SLD) diagnosis, the parameters of imputed disability and how best to determine the level of functional impact in individual cases. She also discussed the ongoing need for (and value of) intervention, alongside effective and strategically chosen accommodations.

There is also an Auslan interpreted recording This link takes you away from the ADCET page available. Please note that this recording does not display the presentation slides.


Headshot of Mandy Nayton

Mandy Nayton, CEO of DSF Literacy and Clinical Services and President, AUSPELD

Mandy is an educational and developmental psychologist and qualified teacher with extensive experience in the field of literacy education. Mandy is an ardent advocate for evidence-informed practice, supports schools with literacy planning and provides professional development in the areas of literacy acquisition and intervention, vocabulary development, working memory and cognitive load, learning difficulties and the assessment of learning disability. Mandy is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University’s School of Allied Health, is a leading Australian LETRS Trainer, has conducted research in collaboration with UWA, Curtin and Macquarie Universities, and was awarded an OAM for her services to education in 2016.

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