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Dyslexia Learning Festival

Wed 19 Oct 2022 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT

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The Dyslexia Learning Festival is a free, one-day event focusing on Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties. The event brings together four great speakers with four excellent presentations discussing dyslexia and specific learning difficulties.

Online sessions

Every student succeeding: Dyslexia in an inclusive education system

Jennifer Peach, Queensland Dept of Education

Reading, writing and broader literacy skills should be understood within a rights-based approach and among the principles of inclusion. This session will explore an approach to the prevention, identification and intervention of dyslexia that is founded in a strong research base and aligns academic, behavioural, social, and emotional supports to improve educational outcomes for all students.

Specific Learning Difficulties Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia

Dr Yaso V, SPELD Victoria

In this session Yaso will be discussing Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia). How to identify them and what steps can be taken to address them - including the role of SPELD Victoria. 

Language, Learning & Dyslexia

Amina Humayun Khanr, International Specialist, Literacy & Dyslexia 

In this session, Amina Humayun Khan talks to Julia Clouter about language, learning and dyslexia.

Amina is a Literacy & Dyslexia Specialist who has over 20 years experience of developing strategies that support learners who are not neurotypical on a global scale.

We'll discuss various curriculum models including the International Baccalaureate which is currently being followed in the International School in Islamabad where Amina works. How a multi-sensory and student-centred model is being adopted globally to encourage diverse cultural opportunity for learning as part of pedagogy.

Supporting Dyslexia in the Classroom

Dr Samantha Hornery, Specialist & Education Support Manager

Students with Dyslexia and other learning difficulties sit in every classroom in Australia and worldwide. These students need support and evidence-based intervention programs, but they also need and want to be able to continue to learn and participate in their class, alongside their peers. In this session, Sam will share practical tips for how to identify the students who need your help (and what help) and the most effective support strategies, including assistive technology, for these students.

Panel Discussion - Inclusion – How do we recognise disengagement in dyslexic learners?

Hosted by Georgina Perry

Our panel of experts will be discussing the challenge of inclusion and tackling the important questions that can enable positive change to take place. You can expect a flow of expert thinking that will be of interest to educators and parents alike.

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Event times in your timezone

ACT, NSW, Tas, Vic 19 Oct 2022 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NT 19 Oct 2022 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Qld 19 Oct 2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
SA 19 Oct 2022 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
WA 19 Oct 2022 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
NZ 19 Oct 2022 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm