In a first for the Hastings, the Specific Learning Difficulties Association of New South Wales (SPELD NSW) is visiting Port Macquarie to deliver teacher professional development.
"We're pleased to have the opportunity to visit Port Macquarie and provide local teachers and parents with the knowledge they need to assist children with specific learning difficulties like dyslexia," said SPELD NSW executive officer Georgina Perry.
Thanks to a partnership with Dyslexia Mid North Coast, SPELD NSW and Triple Thread Learning are bringing a series of workshops to Port Macquarie.
Local schools can book the NESA Accredited Teacher Professional Development workshop September 11-12 by contacting Dyslexia Support Mid North Coast. Workshop topics include Adjustments, Using Decodable Books, Understanding Learning Difficulties and Essential Phonics.
Five lectures on 'Effective Teaching of Reading' will be given to pre-service teachers at Charles Sturt University.
Parents are invited to attend the parent information workshops giving them strategies to support their children at home. The first one is at CSU on August 15 at 5.30pm.
Presenter Sonja O'Connor is a highly qualified teacher with a Masters in Special Education.
She is an Associate Member of the Australian Dyslexia Association (AMADA) who provides therapy for people learning to read. This workshop is suited to parents and carers of children struggling to learn to read, write and spell.
It will help parents to understand more about evidence-based support, strategies to advocate for your child and useful adjustments including technology
Parent workshops will be held on August 15 and September 11.
Teacher workshops are available on September 11-12.
Further information and tickets visit www.facebook.com/dyslexiamidnorthcoast or email firstname.lastname@example.org