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Helping Your Dyslexic Child Workshop

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125 Charman Road

Beaumaris, VIC 3193

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It is estimated that up to 10% of the Australian population is dyslexic. A dyslexic child, who finds it difficult to read and write, can also suffer anguish and lack of confidence with some aspects of the school curriculum and/or when they compare themselves to their friends.

Dyslexia is a learning disability; however there is so much that can be done with appropriate support and resources to help children who are dyslexic, both at home and at school. The workshop will explain how to recognise the signs and symptoms of dyslexia and how to help your child at home. It will also cover how to work in partnership with the school to support your child in reaching his/her potential.

This presentation will address:

  • The difference between a learning difficulty and a learning disorder and why we must teach differently
  • What is dyslexia and what causes it?
  • How to recognise the signs and symptoms of dyslexia in children
  • A dyslexic child’s strengths and talents
  • What does it feel like to be dyslexic? –practical sessions to help parents understand their child’s difficulties
  • How can you support your child at home and school?
  • Where to get advice and help
  • Useful websites and resources for children and their parents

Testimonies:

  • “I thought that the course was fantastic and well worth attending. I loved the practical tips and strategies to try out at home and school, which I know I can do easily.” LP – Yarraville Support Group
  • “The course went far beyond what I had hoped for. An outstanding presentation, which provided a wealth of tremendous, practical ideas to assist all students to improve their literacy skills. Two of the best PD hours I have had.” PV Bendigo support Group
  • “I found Karen so informative. I have been to a lot of PDs; this is the best ever, I learnt so much.” SS Bendigo Support Group

Event details:

  • Date: Wednesday 25th October
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:30
  • Booking: Through this Eventbrite page
  • Price: $25 per person (+ GST & cost of booking)
  • Who: This event is for professionals and parents/carers.
  • Where: 125 Charman Road, Beaumaris, VIC 3193.

Karen Starkiss brings over 30 years of experience as a teacher of primary and secondary students in the UK. She runs her own organisation in Victoria and, in England, she was Principal of one of the top performing primary schools, despite the fact that she had the highest number of students with severe Learning Difficulties in the County. Karen has wide experience in assessing dyslexic children, teenagers and adults for learning difficulties and is currently providing in-service professional development to schools on a range of subjects including inclusion for all and in creating and implementing dyslexia-friendly schools.

Karen has been interviewed by the Age and on ABC radio about her expertise in dyslexia and has advised a Government Task Force in Canberra about supporting children with learning difficulties. Since 2014 she spent some time working with the Education team in the ACT and Northern Territories, to put together a program to make all schools inclusive and accessible to all students, provided training for Expert and Lead teachers and professional in the ACT to enable them to implement the program in individual schools. In addition to running her own support service for children and adults with SpLD. On a personal note she is mum to two children with dyslexia and other LDs.

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