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2019/20
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Judy Hornigold: Maths difficulties related to dyslexia and dyscalculia

 

Hobart, Thursday 27 February 2020, 8.45am - 4.30pm

An interactive, practical one day workshops on maths difficulties related to dyscalculia and dyslexia by UK based expert Judy Hornigold. Judy Hornigold is a UK based expert in Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. This one-day workshop will provide insight into difficulties with maths related to dyslexia and dyscalculia, including a range of practical strategies to support children to acquire essential numeracy skills. The session will be very hands on with plenty of practical activities that practitioners will be able to implement straight away in their teaching.

More about Judy Hornigold http://www.judyhornigold.co.uk/

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Judy Hornigold: Singapore Maths

 

Hobart, Friday 28 February 2020, 8.45am - 4.30pm

Singapore consistently ranks at the top of the international assessment of student maths achievement called the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Consequently, many countries are now looking to Singapore to find out about their approach to maths and why it is so successful. For some people, it appears that Singapore Maths is the ‘new kid on the block’ and may be wary of yet another new initiative. However, nothing could be further from the truth.

 

The approach to teaching maths in Singapore centres around problem solving and draws on research from very familiar names in educational theory. The five main players in the approach are, Piaget, Dienes, Bruner, Skemp and Vygotsky. Their research spans four decades from the 1950s to the 1980s, so it is clear that Singapore Maths is nothing new.

Singapore Maths focuses on five core competencies in maths that children need to develop in order to be successful mathematicians. These are:

– Visualisation

– Generalisation

– Number Sense

– Metacognition

– Communication

 

These are areas that children with learning differences such as dyslexia and dyscalculia may struggle with, so the emphasis on these five competencies can support their understanding of maths, by helping them to strengthen these weaker areas. Singapore Maths is one of the most effective ways of teaching maths and will be beneficial to all children, whether they have specific learning differences or not.

The session will be very hands on with plenty of practical activities that practitioners will be able to implement straight away in their teaching.

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Ron Yoshimoto - OG Basic Four Day Course

 

Hobart, April 2020. https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=536426

The four day Yoshimoto O.G. training will focus on a data-driven, clinical, multisensory, phonetic, teacher guided Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling in a whole classroom, small group and one-to-one settings. Upon completing this course participants will have acquired the skills necessary to fully implement this data-driven solution for teaching reading to all students. 

The course will cover the three levels of decoding and spelling: sound, syllable, and morphological. With the latter, introductory morphology, the emphasis will be on increasing the vocabulary for all children – general and special education students. Further, the system supports the outcomes within the Common Core.

Educating Students with Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties (A) ESM740
 
Provider - University of Tasmania
 

This unit focuses on the nature of dyslexia and the characteristics of students with this and other specific learning difficulties. Models and theories to explain normal development in language literacy and numeracy skills and how learners may differ will be analysed. Educational programming implications, such as learning environment organisation, the role of ICT/AAC in the screening and teaching of pupils with specific learning difficulties, and principles of staff development for an inclusive curriculum will be explored.

 

The unit will culminate in the construction and evaluation of a structured, sequential, multisensory teaching program to meet specific needs in learning literacy and numeracy within the context of the Australian Curriculum (ACARA). This course contributes to the Grad Cert in Inclusive Practices.

For more information contact Dr Christopher Rayner - christopher.rayner@utas.edu.au

Institute for Multisensory Language Education

For more information visit the IMSLE website: dates and locations around Australia.

 

http://www.multisensoryeducation.net.au

TSD1 Teaching Students with Dyslexia, Level 1

 

An Introduction to Dyslexia and Evidence Based Multisensory Teaching for Teachers, Support Staff, Parents and Tutors.

 

Presented by Bill Hansberry, Karen Hodson and Sally Andrew.

Our Lady of Grace School, Beadnall St, Glengowrie, SA.

COST: $850 (inc. GST) 

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