Addressing Dyslexia and Specific Learning Disorders in the classroom

VET seeks to make learning opportunities accessible to all who want to extend their skills and knowledge. VET learners who have Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) pose a challenge for teachers in working out how to create learning opportunities that respond to their distinctive learning capabilities.

Join colleagues in this workshop to deepen your understanding of SLD, learn strategies to identify SLD, and acquaint yourself with effective teaching and learning strategies. A valuable take away from the workshop is a set of principles for modifying a class for students with SLD.

Audience: Teachers and Trainers

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the types of Specific Learning Disorders 

  • Know the signs - Strategies to identify Specific Learning Disorders 

  • Assessment options for Specific Learning Disorders 

  • Establishing a student support group

  • Developing individual learning plans for students

  • Classroom strategies

Benefits and learning outcomes:

  • Understand that Specific Learning Disorders are not about intelligence but about processing

  • Learn some strategies to identify students with Specific Learning Disorders

  • Develop teaching approaches to take Specific Learning Disorders into account

  • Gather targeted teaching strategies for Specific Learning Disorders students

  • Know how to create an effective individual learning plan

  • Be aware of effective interventions for Specific Learning Disorders


  • Experience the frustration of a Specific learning Disorder

  • Share strategies with other peers

  • Write an Individual Learning Plan for a student

  • Modify a class for students with Specific learning Disorder

  • Have fun!

Workshop includes:

  • Complimentary morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and workshop resources

Presenter: Karen Dymke and Deborah Zang


  • Date & Time

  • Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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