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SLD (Specific Learning Difficulties) Nelson Inc is a local association that uses evidence-based information to work with SLD learners. They are a part of LDANZ.


SLD are grateful to all speakers who are donating their time and sharing their knowledge and resources.

A SLD Nelson course for teachers, SENCO and leaders-

Dyslexia Demystified

Presented by Carla McNeil

Category: Dyslexia, specific learning difficulties, teachers, SENCO, leaders


Date:     Wednesday 12th June, 9-3pm

Where: Te Rito Maioha, Duncan Cotterill Building, Bridge St, Nelson (opposite Suter Gallery)      


Cost: $220+gst pp (morning tea provided, please bring your own lunch)

Target audience: Teachers, SENCOS, and leaders

(for parents and teacher assistants click here)

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Carla McNeil (Founder and Director of Learning Matters Ltd) is an Educational Consultant specialising in Learning Support. Her passion, authenticity, and experience as a School Principal, Classroom Teacher, Maths Advisor and Parent of a child with SLD' s, positions her as the ideal person to walk alongside you in your bid to make a difference to your own child, students and across the education sector. Utilising a blend of current research and practical strategies Carla will equip you with knowledge and strategies which will make a difference.

Do you find yourself asking:

  • Why do some students not progress like others?

  • What is Working Memory and how does it impact learning?

  • I wish I knew more about SLD's, could it be DYSLEXIA?

  • Early identification - the WHY, HOW and WHO? 

  • Why is direct teaching in spelling important and where might we start?

  • How do we deal with the increasing anxiety students experience?


Explore the use of decodable texts to build fluency, and learn PRACTICAL TIPS to add to your classroom TOOLBOX for all learners.


This workshop is suitable for, Teachers - Sencos - School Leaders