Working with Students with Dyslexia (Years 3-6)

6 places available

Start:  Wednesday 23 January 2019 - 9.00am

Finish: Wednesday 23 January 2019 - 1.00pm

Location:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)

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About the course

Dyslexics do not need to be fixed. They are not ‘disabled', they do not have a learning disorder, they are not malfunctioning.  All they require is to be taught in a way which fits their thinking style.  The most complex and difficult aspect is for non-dyslexic people involved in the educative process and who interact with dyslexic students to take the time to educate themselves in the way of dyslexic thinking.
This session will look at identifying what Dyslexia is and explore practical strategies  that can be applied in the classroom to ensure that students are supported so that they can engage with the curriculum and complete work that is achievable.

Join Annette for a morning of learning around understanding dyslexia and how to support students in your classroom.

You will receive an email to the address you provided, on Monday 7 January 2019.  The email will confirm if the event is going ahead as scheduled.

Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand the definition of Dyslexia and possible indicators.
  • Understand how dyslexia can affect a students' progress in reading, spelling and writing.
  • Develop a range of classroom strategies to support support students with dyslexia.
  • Know how to effectively work with students with dyslexia within the regular classroom environment.

Costs

$ 75 : Members: Part Time/Relief/Student
$ 150 : Members: Full Time
$ 250 : Non-Members

Hospitality

Morning tea provided.

We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise us prior to the event. training@sstuwa.org.au

Facilitator

Annette Johnston B. Ed and Dip Teach Dyslexia Consultant

Nominated Audience

Years 3 to 6 Educators

Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :

Standard 2 – Know the content and how to teach it
Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community