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Tuesday 17th September 2019 

Registration from 9:00am

Presentation 9:30am-3:00pm
(Including question time)

Learning Difficulties Symposium

Dr Saskia Kohnen,
Dr Samantha Hornery,
Andrew Greenfield

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Castle Hill RSL 
Phoenix Room 
77 Castle Street, 
Castle Hill 
NSW  2154 

02 9806 9960




Title: Reading Disorders: Presentations and Treatment
Presenter: Dr Saskia Kohnen
  Clinical Director, Macquarie University Reading Clinic
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the causes of reading difficulties. Several current definitions of reading difficulties will be critically evaluated. The main focus of this presentation will be a theoretical framework which teachers and health-professionals can utilise to understand the various presentations of reading difficulties, provide evidence-based assessments and treatment recommendations for primary and high school students. 

Title: Supporting Vocabulary Across All Grades and Subjects
Presenter: Dr Samantha Hornery
  Education Manager, Learning Links
Are you concerned about your students’ understanding of what they have read? Do you want more strategies to help your students expand their vocabulary? Vocabulary is the one of the most important predictors of reading comprehension - to understand something you have read you need to know what the words mean. The demands of vocabulary also increase as the years of schooling increase, this impacts both reading comprehension and writing for our students. In this practical workshop you will learn how to select the words to teach and develop strategies and resources to introduce words and build a stronger vocabulary for students in both primary and high school grades, and across all subject areas. You’ll leave with some great tips to empower your students to keep expanding their vocabulary.

Title: Emotional Regulation and Anxiety for Students with ADHD and Learning Difficulties
Presenter: Andrew Greenfield
  Child and Educational Psychologist
In this seminar Andrew will discuss specific practical strategies to assist students with emotional regulation and anxiety difficulties. He will outline steps involved in modulating and changing one's primary emotional response and will include some research key findings in relation to emotional dysregulation/anxiety and ADHD. There will be a focus on practical strategies and specific tools to assist with these processes.

LDC Member (Seminar Entry): $95
LDC Non-Member (Seminar Entry): $165
Seminar Entry and new Individual Membership (until Sunday 31st May 2020) $125
Seminar Entry and new School Membership (until Sunday 31st May 2020) $145
2 registrants permitted @ member rate per Individual Membership (Member + Guest).
6 staff permitted @ member rate per School/organisation Membership

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