Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Dyslexia Workshop in Hobart

Contact: Judith Hudson, University of Tasmania
E: P: 6226 2535

Location: Sandy Bay
Date: 23 October 2013          RSVP: 22 October 2013 First come - limited places

Intended Audience: Teachers & educators

At least 10% of students in Tasmanian classrooms have dyslexic features. Dyslexics can be helped, and so can teachers, with raised awareness of appropriate learning and teaching styles.   This one day workshop, presented by UTAS Faculty of Education academics Dr Judith Hudson and Dr Nadia Ollington, is a must for any teacher interested in developing their inclusive teaching practices.

Workshop runs from 9am - 4.30pm.
$125 per person, 40 places available.
Advise early booking to avoid disappointment.

Click here for further workshop information, registration and payment instructions from the UTAS website.

Program sessions include:
  • Dyslexia and specific learning differences: What are they and how they present in class
  • The Dyslexic Brain: Evidence-based research and current theories
  • Teaching Strategies, Multi-sensory teaching and Augmented, Assistive Technology (AAT)
  • A 'hands-on' session, planning an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a teaching programme and developing an appropriate teaching resource
Bio of course presenters

Dr Judith Hudson
Judith is an Associate of the University visiting from the UK. She is a qualified teacher and chartered psychologist and has worked in the field of dyslexia as a practitioner, senior lecturer, researcher and author for more than 30 years. Her PhD and Masters research investigated both the cognitive impairments and developmental-psychosocial impacts of dyslexia.

Dr Nadia Ollington
Nadia received her PhD in Education at the University of Tasmania in 2012. Her PhD research focused on the assessment of behavioural flexibility in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Nadia's research interests include children's development with a particular emphasis on children with ASD and struggling readers. Her previous research has included the assessment of problem behaviours in children with ASD, as well as studies examining reading programs and the effects of phonological decoding ability on reading comprehension.

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There is free roadside parking on French Street and surrounding streets.