Am I
Dyslexic?

Dyslexia can seriously undermine progress at school, at work and in other areas of your life. This often leads to anxiety, frustration and low self-esteem and the longer it is left the worse it will become.

 Our Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia  checklist will help you decide whether you or someone you know is dyslexic.

If you require any further information please Contact Us. We are here to support you.

Dyslexia Diagnosis

 It is essential to receive a professional diagnosis to accurately identify what exactly is causing your problems, and put in place intervention programmes and strategies to help you, or your child, gain confidence and reach your full potential. Please Email us for more information about our assessment service. This information is provided free, with no obligation.

New Events, Resources or Courses

Pre-Budget Submission for SLD/Dyslexia Priority for the 13/14 Victorian State Budget.

Several key SLD/Dyslexia Interest Groups have submitted a Pre-Budget submission concerning funding particularly to train teaching students but also to improve accessibility and Inclusion in Victoria’s schools. We have also requested a meeting with the Minister of Education the
Hon Martin Dixon MLA
to discuss this submission. 


We will update keep you updated on the results of this Submission and our meeting with the Minister.  Click here to view Submission: 26 March 14 Pre-Budget Submission

 

Inclusive Learning Conference. On 26th June I will be presenting at an Inclusive Learning Conference in Melbourne. The conference is suitable for professionals with experience or an interest in learning
and education for people aged 14 years and over.
For more information click here

 

NEW: SMALL WOODEN ALPHABET LETTERS. Approximately 50 letters in a set and doubles of the common letters. Children can make words by listening to the sound and feeling the shape; they can  also make multiple words in one minute. Teaching reading through spelling will happen by using this method which is based on the idea that children will learn to read words that they have composed more efficiently than words from another source that were written for them. Like the larger letters: the uses and possibilities are endless and the letters provide an excellent learning resource for all children, not just those who are dyslexic. I use the letters mainly to teach reading spelling and the alphabet sequence however they could be used in children’s’ craft projects.

Click here

 

Dyslexia 100+ Essential Resources for the Classroom.

I am very excited to announce that I have just finished Dyslexia 100+ Essential Resources for the Classroom. To my knowledge these numerous resources, brought together in this format and instantly accessible, are not available for purchase anywhere else in the World. Read more

Great Posters and postcards to increase understanding of Dyslexia. See Here

Tackling Dyslexia Conference Melbourne: 18th Oct 2013 Read More

Learning Difference Convention Sydney: 1st and 2nd Nov 2013. Read more

New Site to Support Students with Dyscalculia see here

DYSLEXIA  FINALLY TO BE RECOGNISED IN AUSTRALIA

On June 5th Christopher Pyne gave a speech to Australia's Parliament asking them to recognise Dyslexia as a disability. In addition, on June 17th in Parliament a further request was made for dyslexia to be recognised read more

COURSES TO MAKE CLASSES DYSLEXIA FRIENDLY in 4 NEW AREAS- see next column 

I NOW HAVE FOUR NEW COURSES FOR TEACHERS:  

see next column for details

Tasmanian Association for the Gifted conference -6.09.-08.09.13 click here 

A GREAT SITE TO HELP CHILDREN UNDERSTAND THEIR DYSLEXIA Click Here

CHANGES IN SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN VCE EXAMS   March 2013

Students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities may soon be allowed to use computers in their V.C.E.exams Read More

FREE FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS IN VICTORIA TO TO BECOME DYSLEXIA-FRIENDLY

The DEECD is offering funding  for schools to provide support for children with Learning Disabilities, which would include dyslexia. The funding could be used for IT and professional development, which means that all school staff can now be trained. Parents and teachers please let your schools know about this and that I can provide that in-service training to make schools Dyslexia-Friendly. Please forward the flyers below:

Creating a Dyslexia Friendly School

Funding for schools

* The funding may also be available for schools in other Australian States who can also contact me for information.

 NEW DYSLEXIA-FRIENDLY FONT- FREE TO DOWNLOAD

Children and adults who are dyslexic find some fonts difficult to read. OpenDyslexic is a new open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. It is free to download and install on your computer. Go to http://opendyslexic.org/

 

FREE VOICE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE ON WORD

Many dyslexics would benefit from Voice recognition software that types what you dictate. This is particularly helpful in schools as the workload increases and also in further study or at work. To find out how to install Voice Recognition software free on Word click here

 

How to Check the Reading Age of your Word documents

There is often a significant difference between the reading ages in one class.Teachers can easily check the readability of any documents that they produce in Word. To find out how click here

 

Advantages of Dyslexia.

A great video to watch. Once it has finished there are so many more videos to watch including a great one to show dyslexic adults and children about famous people who were/are dyslexic.

Click Here

Hank Zipzer Books for children:

‘Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, (the Fonz) who was himself dyslexic, this winning series about the world's greatest underachiever is funny, touching, and deals with learning differences in a gentle and humorous manner.’
Read More

Adding free Text to Speech to Word 2007

Read More

New courses for Teachers!

NEW In-Service COURSES for 2014:

How to Support your child with learning difficulties at home and school

Canberra Tuesday 13th May Click Here

Learning Assistant Workshop
How to Support Students with Learning Difficulties

Canberra Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th May Click Here

MAKING CLASSES DYSLEXIA FRIENDLY Click below for details

 

Making classes Dyslexia Friendly in Secondary schools Day course for teachers working with teenagers 14+  Traralgon and Bairnsdale Click Here

Using Games to Develop Language and Vocabulary in the Classroom click here

 

Success Stories for Social Situations -for Children with Autism

click here 

Teaching Reading to Struggling Upper Primary and Secondary School Students click here

 

MAKE YOUR SCHOOL DYSLEXIA-FRIENDLY WITH AN ACCREDITED COURSE

I will travel to any schools throughout Victoria to provide training. Some groups of schools in the country join together to pool financial resources. Click here to see a report about this.

Now providing in-service courses for schools (times and dates are flexible) and also courses for Casual Relief Teachers. See individual programs for testimonies.
All courses are VIT accredited so automatically count against compulsory PD hours.

Meeting the Needs of Children with Dyslexia:

 

Phone 0402225051 to discuss individual needs or email me for course details and a registration form.