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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 -

Dyslexia Orton-Gillingham Institute of Australia
Empowering educators, speech pathologists and parents to implement evidence-based reading and early writing instruction for children and adults. DOGI's vision is for every parent and educator to have the skills and knowledge to teach students with dyslexia by providing training in the Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham approach. 
The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia. It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, or system. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility.
Courses include:
  • Yoshimoto O-G Basic Training;
  • Yoshimoto O-G Advanced Morphology Training; and
  • Yoshimoto O-G Multisensory Maths Training.
Best of all training is run in Tasmania. The wonderful Linda McKillop is one of DOGI's trainers. Visit the DOGI website or facebook page for more information and course dates.
Institute for Multisensory Language Education

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

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.

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Playberry Multisensory Literacy Program


Playberry is the tier three program being used by a growing number of schools, private specialist dyslexia teachers / tutors and speech and language pathologists who want to use the most effective intervention methods available . These providers have been specifically trained in the TSD (Teaching Students with Dyslexia) suite of trainings.

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