High Impact Strategies for Supporting Secondary Students with Learning Difficulties

High Impact Strategies for Supporting Secondary Students with Learning Difficulties This event will provide take-home strategies and tips in the areas of oral language, literacy, numeracy and positive behaviour supports – strategies backed by research that can be instantly applied in your work with secondary students. Given the challenge [...]

By |2021-05-12T03:20:36+00:00May 12th, 2021|Professional development|Comments Off on High Impact Strategies for Supporting Secondary Students with Learning Difficulties

VCE and Specific Learning Disorder (SLD)

VCE Presented by Stephen Gniel – Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority Date: Thursday 3rd Jun, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Registration: https://speld.secure.force.com/apex/EventDetails?Id=a170I00000wGIfRQAW Location: Zoom Online Platform, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Price: $20.00 VCE Presented by Stephen Gniel – Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority Presenter Name: Stephen Gniel Presenter Bio: [...]

By |2021-03-18T02:41:58+00:00March 18th, 2021|Policy, Professional development, Webinars|Comments Off on VCE and Specific Learning Disorder (SLD)

SPELD Professional Development

SPELD Victoria’s purpose is to assist the estimated 5-10% of all Victorians with Specific Learning Difficulties to achieve their full learning potential. We achieve this through the provision of direct service delivery, information, advocacy and awareness raising amongst the wider Victorian community. Professional Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) Individual [...]

By |2021-02-03T04:35:03+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Professional development|Comments Off on SPELD Professional Development

Kate deBruin – Using Universal Design Principles to Support Every Student

Dr Kate de Bruin: Using universal design principles to support learning, participation and progress for every student Universal design principles Barrier identification Designing for the 'edges' A practical example View video here Learning Difficulties Australia is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching [...]

By |2020-10-11T23:58:29+00:00October 11th, 2020|Webinars|Comments Off on Kate deBruin – Using Universal Design Principles to Support Every Student

Dr Kate Jacobs: School-based reasonable adjustments & the VCAA Special Examinations Arrangements

Dr Kate Jacobs: School-based reasonable adjustments & the VCAA Special Examinations Arrangements. Kate Jacobs' presents a practical demonstration of how to cater for Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) and the VCAA Special Examination Arrangements (SEA) Applications. Uploaded with permission. View here. Learning Difficulties Australia is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to [...]

By |2020-10-11T23:57:44+00:00October 11th, 2020|Webinars|Comments Off on Dr Kate Jacobs: School-based reasonable adjustments & the VCAA Special Examinations Arrangements

Reading Instruction for Secondary Grade Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Focus on Comprehension

LDA is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching practices based on scientific research. Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) in secondary school settings often have deficient reading skills. This article focuses on two instructional practices for improving the [...]

By |2020-10-11T23:07:19+00:00October 11th, 2020|Articles, Research|Comments Off on Reading Instruction for Secondary Grade Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Focus on Comprehension

Dear Dyslexic Foundation – National Disability Strategy position paper

Your Voice should be heard! DDF will be submitting a paper commenting on the new National Disability Strategy position paper (the position paper). The new National Disability Strategy will be building and improving on the current Strategy. This includes commitments to better public reporting to show whether outcomes for people [...]

By |2020-10-05T02:38:25+00:00October 5th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Dear Dyslexic Foundation – National Disability Strategy position paper

The Social and Economic Costs of ADHD in Australia

Report prepared for the Australian ADHD Professionals Association Key findings ADHD affects approximately 281,200 children and adolescents (aged 0-19) and 533,300 adults (aged 20+) in Australia. The total cost of ADHD in Australia in 2019 is $20.42 billion, which includes financial costs of $12.83 billion and wellbeing losses of $7.59 [...]

By |2020-10-02T03:25:19+00:00October 1st, 2020|Research|Comments Off on The Social and Economic Costs of ADHD in Australia

Recommended digital application tools for engaging students with disability or learning difficulties

This article has been written to help Teachers and Education Support facilitators navigate a range of tools and applications to enhance universal design learning for students with disability or those experiencing learning difficulties. CONTEXT NOTE: For all device considerations and what to use in which environment the facilitator has to [...]

By |2020-10-06T23:31:39+00:00September 7th, 2020|Resources|0 Comments