Practical tools for teachers, parents and others working & supporting students with learning disabilities & difficulties

Presented by: Dr Laura Dickinson & Christine Mac Jouvelet

Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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This workshop presented by The Dear Dyslexic Foundation will provide participants with the tools and skills they need to help make the learning pathway easier for students, with dyslexia and other learning disabilities and difficulties, who are in upper secondary school or entering TAFE or University. It will increase participants understanding of how students, with learning difficulties, think and learn differently from neurotypical learners. This workshop will challenge participants mindsets as to how those with dyslexia and learning difficulties approach their learning.

Dr Laura Dickinson from Deakin University and Christine MacJouvelet from the Dear Dyslexic Foundation will be facilitating this workshop to improve your skills and knowledge across a range of topics. The day will cover:

  • Identifying the signs of dyslexia in students
  • Strategies for students:
    • Learning types - Helping students identify their learning preferences - Assistive technology in the classroom
    • Reading Strategies
    • Improving grammar, spelling and punctuation

Event Details:


Friday 29th November, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Double Tree by Hilton
270 Flinders Street, Melbourne

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Target Audience: All Teachers, Support Staff and Parents of students with learning Difficulties.

  $299.00 + GST

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About the Presenters:

Dr Laura Dickinson is a fully qualified teacher who has worked in all sectors of education. She has a Bachelor of Education along with a PhD in education. Currently, Laura works as a Language and Learning Adviser at university and supports students with their study skills and academic literacy. In this role
she also works with students who have dyslexia. Laura presented a paper, Supporting students with dyslexia in higher education at the 2017 AALL conference. Laura also presented a paper, Inclusive or illusive: is our education system failing students with dyslexia? at the 2018 Inclusive Summit. Her daughter also has dyslexia which has allowed her to develop an understanding of how dyslexia impacts people, both academically and emotionally.

Christine Mac Jouvelet originally trained as a kindergarten and primary school teacher and has a strong background in education and financial services. She has taught at all levels including kindergarten and primary as well as adult education at institutions such as Victoria University, the Salvation Army and NMIT Preston. She developed and ran the ‘Able Sports Programme’ for the Australian Sports Commission and Vic Sport and Recreation. Christine has also worked full time at registered training organisations, including AAMC Training Group. Christine also works as a Mortgage Broker and Mentor and has used her educational skills in teaching finance for the financial services sector. Social justice is a strong motivator and Christine wants to make a difference for people with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities, particularly in teacher/tutor training and direct support services to dyslexics over 16.


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