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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 giving their time and sharing their knowledge and resources.
A SLD Nelson course-
Dyslexia Information: A four week course for parents and teacher aides
Category: Dyslexia, structured literacy, specific learning difficulties, parents, teacher aides
Date: Every Thursday evening, for four weeks, from 6th May to 27th May, 2021
Where: Greenmeadows Community Rooms, Kereru Room
(Corner Main Road Stoke and Songer Street)
Fee: $50pp+gst (price includes all four sessions)
Limited to just 45 places. Tea, coffee and water available between speakers
Parents and Teacher Aides are the people who sometimes feel the least able to help children or students who seem to be such a puzzle - these are the children who have quite different learning needs to most other children.
This course is designed to interest, support and educate Parents and Teacher Aides in the latest research, teaching materials and local resources. We hope to support the people, who work or live with students with specific learning difficulties, in a practical way.
Programme - Over four weeks
Keynote Speaker: Dr Christine Braid (PhD) on Structured Literacy
We are pleased to welcome Dr Christine Braid (PhD), Massey University – Structured Literacy, as our keynote opening night speaker.
(Read more from Christine Braid on Structured Literacy)
All speakers on subsequent nights are local and share their insight and practical experiences within this region.
Paula Short and Cindy Mosey, Parent Advocates- Paula and Cindy will each share their experiences and learning surrounding supporting their children’s needs, as ambassadors in their school communities, and their experience with sourcing and demonstrating use of decodable texts
Dr Joe Knight- a perspective of dyslexia from a GP’s point of view
Carol Rankin, Occupational Therapist
Shane Stevenson, Play Therapist- local insights and relationships
Dr Garth Smith, Paediatrician- ADHD
Sarah Varey, SLD Teacher and Parent Advocate