2018 workshops



TSD1 Teaching Students with Dyslexia

Level 1

 

April School Holidays 2018

Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th April

 

 

An Introduction to Dyslexia and Evidence Based Multisensory Teaching for Teachers, Support Staff, Parents and Tutors 

 
 

Presenters:

Karen Hodson is a Director of Fullarton House and is a highly sought after Educational Psychologist with 20 years’ experience in supporting students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. She has conducted thousands of assessments and has extensive understanding of dyslexia across the life span. 

Sally Andrew holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy from the University of York, UK. Sally has been tutoring students with dyslexia for 17 years and has trained many parents and educators in evidence based multisensory interventions for dyslexia. Sally is the director of By Your Side Tutoring.

Bill Hansberry is a Director of Fullarton House and a graduate of levels 1-3 of Teaching Students with Dyslexia. Bill has been teaching students with dyslexia in his private practice for 10 years.  Bill is co-developer of the Playberry Dyslexia Solutions Multisensory Literacy Program and is featured in the Australian Dyslexia Documentary ‘Outside the Square’.

 

This level 1  course is designed to provide teachers, educational support staff, tutors and parents with an understanding of the learning style of students with dyslexia .The main focus will be to introduce participants to content and methodology most effective when tutoring in a withdrawal situation. It will also provide participants with knowledge and strategies to cater for the children’s needs in the classroom                                                                 

This three day program is based on research (Oakland, Black, Stanford et al., 1998) which indicates that remedial instruction for students with dyslexia needs to incorporate:

  • Highly structured phonetic-instruction training with a heavy emphasis on the alphabetic system.
  • Drill and repetition are also necessary to compensate for difficulties in verbal working memory.
  • Multi-sensory methods are required to help anchor verbal information through non-language mental representations.
  • Learning objectives need to be highly sequential because the logic of language structure may escape these students.

Comprehension and metacognitive processes need to be taught to assist these students in the conscious use of language rule systems to guide their reading and spelling. 

The course combines theory and practice, but practical teaching strategies are the main focus. Observation of Alison tutoring children is part of the course. Participants will be given a certificate to verify their attendance and completion of the course. For those seeking further training in the methodology advocated for tutoring students with dyslexia, a Level 2 Course will be conducted at a later date.

 

WHEN:           Mon 16th to Wed 18th April 2018 (3 full days)

TIME:              9.00 am - 3.30 pm

WHERE:         Our Lady of Grace School, Beadnall St, Glengowrie,                           S.A.

COST:             $850 (inc. GST) 

                        Morning Tea and a Light Lunch Provided

 
 

 

 

 

TSD2 Teaching Students with Dyslexia

Level 2

 

October School Holidays 2018

Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th October 

 

 

The Level 2 Course will focus on the practical application of a structured multi-sensory program and will follow the Playberry program structure. Participants will be required to prepare a full lesson and teach it to a partner on the final day.

 

Download registration form

 

 

Presenters

Karen Hodson is a Director of Fullarton House and is a highly sought after Educational Psychologist with 20 years’ experience in supporting students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. She has conducted thousands of assessments and has extensive understanding of dyslexia across the life span. 

Sally Andrew holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy from the University of York, UK. Sally has been tutoring students with dyslexia for 17 years and has trained many parents and educators in evidence based multisensory interventions for dyslexia. Sally is the director of By Your Side Tutoring.

Bill Hansberry is a Director of Fullarton House and a graduate of levels 1-3 of Teaching Students with Dyslexia. Bill has been teaching students with dyslexia in his private practice for 10 years.  Bill is co-developer of the Playberry Dyslexia Solutions Multisensory Literacy Program and is featured in the Australian Dyslexia Documentary ‘Outside the Square’.

 

Program

Topics will include:

  • Programming and evaluating progress
  • Preparing structured, multi-sensory worksheets
  • What is Dyslexia; Interpreting psycho-educational reports with Annette
  • Preparing structured reading material
  • Visual analysis of words through coding
  • Written expression
  • Working with multi-syllable words
  • Study skills and memory strategies

 

Certification: Certificates will be issued to participants completing the course

 

 

WHEN:           Mon 8th to Wed 10th October 2018 (3 full days)

TIME:               9.00 am - 3.30 pm

WHERE:          Our Lady of Grace School, Beadnall St, Glengowrie,                            S.A.

COST:              $850 (inc. GST) 

Morning Tea and a Light Lunch Provided

 

 

Download registration form

 

 
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