Understanding LD: Full Day Workshop for Educators

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A NESA Accredited Professional Development Event.

An essential resource for teachers, tutors, school psychologists and related professionals.

Presented by educational psychologist Mandy Nayton, CEO of DSF Literacy and Clinical Services and President of AUSPELD.

When: Saturday, 17th March 2018, 9.45am to 3.30pm (Meals provided).

Where: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle Street, Concord.

Cost: Students: $100, SPELD Tutors: $170, SPELD Members: $220, Non-members: $250.



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In this practical full-day workshop the AUSPELD Learning Difficulties Guide will be reviewed and effective ways to make use of it explored. Successful strategies for assisting students with developmental learning disorders, such as dyslexia, will be identified.

The Guide includes a wealth of valuable information and a comprehensive overview of evidence-based remediation and accommodation strategies. In addition, it details: the visible signs of learning disorders; effective teaching and accommodation strategies; diagnostic criteria; and, issues such as self-esteem and dyslexia-friendly schools

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the AUSPELD Learning Difficulties Guide at a discounted price of $50, normally $55.


Presented by educational psychologist Mandy Nayton OAM.

Mandy Nayton is the CEO of DSF Literacy and Clinical Services and President of AUSPELD (the Australian Federation of Specific Educational Learning Difficulties Associations). She is an educational and developmental psychologist and qualified primary school teacher with extensive experience in the field of literacy education.  Mandy supports schools with literacy planning and provides professional development in the areas of literacy acquisition, vocabulary development, working memory, learning difficulties and the assessment of learning disorders.

She was a member of the Federal Government’s Dyslexia Working Party in 2009/2010, a member of the Schools Disability Advisory Council in 2012/2013 and was the recipient of the LDA Mona Tobias Award in 2015. Mandy is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, has conducted research in collaboration with UWA, Curtin and Macquarie Universities, and was recently awarded an OAM for her services in the fields of education and learning difficulties.


Completing Mandy Nayton PD day will contribute 5 hours and 25 minutes of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.6.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.




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