Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 25 March 2021, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are a teacher who wants to understand the impact that dyslexia can have on maths performance.
In this webinar, participants will learn about the characteristics of dyslexia and the impact each of these can have on maths performance. They will be provided with general strategies that can be used to address, and hopefully overcome, the hurdles to understanding, accuracy and fluency experienced by about 40% of students with dyslexia in maths. A number of these strategies will be examined in detail, including the use of technology.
Schools are required to make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of students with disability and this includes dyslexia.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes.
- an understanding of dyslexia and the impact this can have on maths performance
- strategies that can be used in the maths classroom to assist students with dyslexia.
Shirley Houston is an educational consultant with over 35 years of teaching experience and a Masters degree in Special Education. She is a long-standing Board member of The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of Western Australia. Shirley has established a reputation as a caring, dynamic and innovative educator whose programs reflect both current research and a deep understanding of the needs of students with learning difficulties and disabilities. She has taught students in Years K-12 at government, Catholic and Independent schools, in Australia and in America.