SPELD SA Parent Workshops

SPELD SA provides free or low cost workshops to parents during the year to support families in understanding specific learning difficulties. Parents are welcome to attend all SPELD SA workshops, however the following have been provided with parents in mind.

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Workshops are held at the SPELD SA office, 298 Portrush Road, Kensington, unless otherwise stated.

Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory seminar

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

This seminar provides information about specific learning difficulties with a focus on dyslexia.
For new tutors, teachers, parents, SSOs and other interested people

Dates
  • Monday 10th February 2020, 6:00 - 8:00pm (Reference: 100220)
  • Tuesday 12th May 2020, 6:00 - 8:00pm (Reference: 120520)
  • Thursday 13th August 2020, 6:00 - 8:00pm (Reference: 130820)
  • Thursday 12th November 2020, 6:00 - 8:00pm (Reference: 121120)
Cost

Tutors and full-time students: $35
SPELD SA Members: $70
Non-members: $90

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Teaching a chld (4-6 years old) to read and write: Parent Session

Presenter: Frances Scobie – Jolly Phonics Trainer

This hands-on workshop shows parents how they can help their children develop strong foundation skills for reading and writing. Participants take part in a range of engaging activities that can be incorporated into a 10-minute-a-day routine at home.

For parents of 4, 5, and 6 year olds

Dates
  • Tuesday 5th November 2019, 7:00 – 9:00pm (Reference: 051119)
  • Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 6:00 - 8:00pm (Reference: 030320)
  • Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 6:00 - 8:00pm (Reference: 220720)
Cost: No charge

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What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

Come and find out about what SPELD SA does, how to navigate around our website, learn about the free resources we create and get some practical tips and strategies you can use with any students that have specific learning difficulties.

For new tutors, teachers, parents, SSOs and other interested people.

Dates
  • Monday 25th November 2019, 10:00am – 12:00pm (Reference: 251119)
Cost: No charge

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Software Sampler

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

An opportunity to ask about, see and try out different software.

For all levels of computer skills.

Dates
  • Thursday 28th November 2019, 1.30 - 3.30pm (Reference: 281119)
  • Thursday 28th February 2020, 1:30 - 3:30pm (Reference: 270220)
  • Wednesday 29th July 2020, 6:00 - 8:00pm (Reference: 290720)
Cost

Tutors and full-time students: $35
SPELD SA Members: $70
Non-members: $90

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Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

This Session takes a practical approach to helping students develop fundamental literacy skills at home.

For parents of R-7 children.

Dates
  • Monday 3rd February 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Reference: 030220)
  • Tuesday 26th May 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Reference: 260520)
  • Wednesday 19th August 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Reference: 190820)
  • Thursday 19th November 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Reference: 191120)
Cost: No Charge

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Resilience and Self-esteem

Presenter: Jan Daly, Special Education Consultant

Brain research clearly shows that negative emotions, such as anxiety, anger and depression, place us in a state of alert - fight or flight – hindering us from learning. We all need to be comfortable, relaxed and confident to focus and learn.

This practical workshop through the use of a range of interactive activities provides participants with the means to equip children with the strategies to develop positive self-esteem, resilience and a growth mindset.

These aim to enable them to overcome obstacles, meet challenges assuredly, feel included and happy, and continually learn, developing into calm, optimistic and self-assured young people.

For parents, tutors, teachers and SSOs - pre-schoolers to year 7.

Dates
  • Tuesday 25th February 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Reference: 250220)
  • Tuesday 18th August 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Reference: 180820)
Cost

Tutors and full-time students: $35
SPELD SA Members: $70
Non-members: $90

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Phonological Awareness

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

Phonological awareness, a crucial precursor to reading, requires explicit teaching, daily exposure, and practice. this hands-on workshop examines phonological awareness and its underlying relationship to and importance in the development of literacy.

Through interactive activities, attendees will explore phonological patterns (such as onset rime, rhyme, syllabification, etc) and examine a range of motivating learning games and tasks.

For parents, teachers, spec. ed. teachers, and SSOs years R-12

Dates
  • Monday 2nd March 2020, 6.00 - 8.00 pm (Reference: 020320)
Cost

Tutors and full-time students: $35
SPELD SA Members: $70
Non-members: $90

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Supporting Success in high school (no certificate)

Presenter: Kerry Williams, Teacher

This workshop will introduce parents to strategies for supporting their child with learning difficulties. This will include choosing an appropriate school, advocating for their child, attending personalised learning plan meetings, utilising technology, and assisting with homework.

For parents of children with learning difficulties.

Dates
  • Thursday 2nd April 2020, 6:30 – 8:00pm (Reference: 020420)
Cost

SPELD SA Members: $20
Non-members: $30

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