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Understanding LD: A Parent Workshop with Mandy Nayton

  • 05:00 PM
  • Concord Library, 60 Flavelle St, Concord
  • 02 9739 6277 or em: admin@speldnsw.org.au

Understanding Learning Difficulties

A Practical Guide for Parents

Get answers to questions you have about Learning Difficulties

Presented by Educational Psychologist, Mandy Nayton
Executive Officer, Dyslexia SPELD Foundation, WA

 

When: Thursday, 15 March 2018, from 5pm – 7pm

Where: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle St, Concord NSW 2137

Audience: Parents & Carers

Cost: $30.00 for Members, $40.00 for Non-Members

Copies of the Understanding Learning Difficulties Guide available for $25 (also available free at www.uldforparents.com)

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Workshop Overview

This workshop is targeted at parents, caregivers, and/or family members of children with learning disabilities.  This workshop will provide a greater awareness and understanding of the impact learning disabilities can have on children.  Attendees will review the Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Practical Guide for Parents and be provided with advice on effectively using this resource to assist people with learning difficulties.  The workshop will also take a look at issues such as self-esteem and dyslexia-friendly schools to ensure parents and caregivers are better equipped to support those with learning difficulties both at home and through effective communication with schools.

 

Presenter

Mandy Nayton is the Executive Officer of DSF Literacy and Clinical Services. She is an educational and developmental psychologist and qualified teacher with extensive experience in the field of literacy education. Mandy supports schools with literacy planning and recommends appropriate classroom-based and individual strategies for struggling students. She also runs workshops on literacy acquisition, vocabulary development and learning difficulties for DSF, UWA and Curtin University. Mandy is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, is the current President of AUSPELD, the Australian Federation of SPELD Associations and was the 2014 recipient of the LDA Mona Tobias Award for making an outstanding contribution to the field of learning difficulties in Australia.

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