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    15 CEOs With Learning Disabilities

    A list of 15 CEOs, many of whom you’ll recognise, who have learning disabilities, who prove that perceived weaknesses can also be strengths. (Love, D.  Business Insider Australia May 20 2011).

  • News item

    ABC radio: How well does our education system cope with students who have dyslexia?

    ABC Radio National program, Life Matters speaks to Rauno Parrila, Professor of Education at Macquarie University, Christa Hill, a film student at Swinburne University, and Alex, who is studying human movement at Macquarie University, about how well the tertiary sector supports dyslexic students.

     

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    ADCET Webinar: Dyslexia awareness month - the students' voice

    For Dyslexia Awareness month ADCET was joined by five students from Universities and TAFE’s across Australia to discuss their tertiary education journey through their lived experience with dyslexia.

    We aim to challenge your thinking, ensure you reflect on your practice and improve your knowledge around teaching and support strategies for your students with dyslexia. (October 2019)

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    ADCET Webinar: How Ideamapper helps students of varying abilities plan, write and reference

    Callum Ferguson, the sales and marketing manager at Ideamapper will outline the unique innovative features of Ideamapper that helps address the cognitive challenges of note-taking, grasping complex learning concepts and constructing written assignments across all subject areas including STEM. Ideamapper uses mind mapping to help students manage information in a bitesize format, helping unlock ideas otherwise lost in a jumble of information. A vast array of templates and writing frames are included to help students get started with their essays and to more effectively manage the structure of their writing tasks. For the remainder of the 2020 academic year, ideamapper is offering free pilots to universities and TAFEs to allow all students to have access to an effective mindmapping technology during these challenging times of COVID-19. (July 2020)

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    ADCET Webinar: Supporting students with dyslexia at university

    This presentation gives details about a research project conducted at a regional university in Australia about how to better support university students with dyslexia by Christina Maurer-Smolder, Susan Hunt, PhD, Shane Parker and Karin Stokes, PhD. The study included a validated self-report survey (used for recruitment), student interviews and a focus group made up of staff from the university. It concludes that identification of students with dyslexia is an extremely complex issue, and the best way to support these students and other at-risk learners is to adopt principles of Universal Design. The presentation includes specific recommendations for following these principles. (October 2019)

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    ADDults with ADHD (NSW) Inc.

    ADDult is a non-funded voluntary organisation established to address the needs of adults with ADHD and other related conditions, and their families.

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    AUSPELD

    AUSPELD is the Australian Federation of SPELD (Specific Learning Difficulties) Associations.

  • Article

    Accommodating College Students with Learning Disabilities: ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia - US

    This paper by Melana Zyla Vickers, examines the nature of this assistance and discusses the policy questions it raises. The report is based on interviews with on-campus experts in learning disabilities, professors who deal with learning-disabled students, and students themselves. It incorporates statistics showing the rise in accommodations for college students' mild learning disabilities.

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    Apps for Literacy Support

    Greg O'Connor from Spectronics has created a list of Apps for iPad and iPod Touch/iPhone that support the literacy needs of people who struggle with reading and writing. Included in the list are Apps to support reading text, writing, note taking, organisation and study.

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    Assistive Software: Co:Writer SOLO

    Co:Writer is word prediction software, it recognises and predicts words based on phonetic spellings. Co:Writer is for students who struggle with translating thoughts into writing. Students can effectively express ideas in writing, improve spelling and create coherent sentences.

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