Ensuring Equity and Access for Students with Specific Learning Difficulties

  • 10:00 AM
  • SPELD NSW: Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O'Connell Street, Parramatta.
  • 02 9739 6277 or email


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In this half day workshop we will hear from Michelle Hannon (Gilbert & Tobin) and Marina Laing (NSW Education Standards Authority).

Michelle will discuss how the Disability Discrimination Act applies when teachers and schools are supporting students with specific learning disabilities.

Marina will explore the requirements for schools to provide adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment experiences for students with disability. Examples of possible adjustments for students with specific learning difficulties will be explored with a particular focus on the secondary years of schools, as well as assessment and reporting requirements.


Presented by Michelle Hannon and Marina Laing:

Michelle Hannon is a pro bono partner of Gilbert & Tobin and has extensive experience advising and advocating in the area of disability discrimination.

Marina Laing is the Principal Project Officer, Diversity, Curriculum Standards Directorate at the NSW Education Standards Authority.


Time: 10am to 1.30pm, Friday, 29 March 2019

Cost:  Members –  $90

Non-Member – $110

SPELD Tutor or Professional – $70

Student – $70


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Completing this training  will contribute to 3 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 1.6.2 and 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.




SPELD NSW has a ‘no refund’ policy. The exception is if the event had to be cancelled. Registration can be transferred if required.

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