Events

Central Auckland seminar

Assessing Learning Needs and Dyslexia

Wednesday 30 August

Maungawhau School 43 Ellerton Rd, Mt Eden

6:15pm - 7pm for tea / coffee and trade tables

7-9pm

Tickets $20 per person

 

Introducing our speakers:

Judith Alexander - SPELD NZ assessor

Judith will talk about diagnostic assessment for learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. An assessment is the essential first step for any parent with serious concerns about their child’s learning abilities. It identifies intellectual and educational strengths and weaknesses, evaluating the skills involved in effective learning such as:

  • Language and auditory skills
  • Visual skills and spatial awareness
  • Speed of processing
  • Short and long term memory
  • Reading, spelling and mathematics
  • Handwriting
  • Attention, concentration and academic fluency

 

 

 

Cherone Wilson - Positively Dyslexic

Being self-aware of their ability to think in 3D-pictures, individuals with Dyslexia can discover a learning style that fits their thinking style. By giving children the tools and strategies to learn, they can experience success at school and the emotional problems caused by frustration are lessened. As Dyslexia does not just affect learning, they can use their strengths and talents to achieve success at school, in the workplace and in everyday life.

 

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Hold a community seminar or professional development workshop at your school

We are partnering with KidsLink schools to bring to life our mission "we're working together to grow great kids"

Work with us to create a parent seminar that targets the needs of your school community or choose a hot topic as professional development for your team!

Here are some ideas:

  • Anxiety and change
  • Technology and its effects on our young people
  • Co-ordination and motor skills
  • Angry kids and upset families
  • Cotton wool vs. let 'em rip
  • Dys and That (dyspraxia/dyslexia/dyscalculia/ADHD/Autism)
  • Building dynamic families (blended families, family relationships)
  • Growing great teens
  • Heads, shoulders, knees and toes (how children's physical needs impact their learning and behaviour)

Praise for our seminars:

"Hi Michele, thank you for organizing such an informative event. It was very interesting and I appreciate all the networking and links provided. I will share these with my school counsellor. Appreciate the evening and thanks for the certificate and everyone that made it happen."
Val, Rutherford College    

"The team and I had a wonderful night at the workshop as it was informative and the strategies are manageable and can be used in everyday life when a need arises. Looking forward to attending more workshops and will definitely recommend it to parents and others. Keep up the good work."
Susan, Bright Sparks Childcare Centre

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