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.

Ring the office on 8431 1655 to book a workshop and download a booking form

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

Term 3, 2017

What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 250717

Tues 25th Jul, 10.00am - 12.00pm,  SPELD SA

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.

No Charge – Please phone to book a place.

 

Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help: Ref 210817

Mon 21st Aug 7.00 - 9.00pm SPELD SA

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

This session looks at the problems encountered by students with dyslexia and the ways in which they can be assisted. For parents of school-aged children.

No charge – Please phone to book a place.

 

Developing Essential Blending Skills: Ref 230817

Wed 23rd Aug 7.00 - 9.00pm SPELD SA

Presenter : Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher; IWB and software specialist, Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Blending is one of the essential components that determines how effective Jolly Phonics can be, yet it is frequently the part teachers struggle to implement effectively in the classroom. This session offers a step-by-step run-through of how to teach blending, working through the various stages, followed by demonstration and participation in a series of practical blending activities. Suitable for teachers, parents, SSOs - pre-school to year 7.

Tutor/ft student $25; Member $70; Non-member $90

 

Software sampler session: Ref 250817

Fri 25th  Aug, 1.30-3.30pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

An opportunity to ask about, see and try out different software. For all levels of computer skills.

Tutor/ft student $25; Member $70; Non-member $90 

 

Teaching a child (4- 6 years old) to read and write: Parent Session: Ref 290817

Tues 29th Aug, 10 – 11.30am, SPELD SA

Presenter: Frances Scobie, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

This session will show parents how they can help their children develop the foundation skills for reading and writing and demonstrate a range of activities that can be incorporated into a 5 minute-a- day holiday program/daily routine. For parents of 4, 5 and 6 year olds.

No charge – Please phone to book a place.

 

SOS - Spelling for Older Students: Ref 070917

Thurs 7th Sept 7.00pm - 9.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter : Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher; IWB and software specialist, Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Come and have a look at SPELD SA's own SOS - a synthetics phonic program designed to teach older students to spell by sound. The program has 35 lessons with support material created in Easiteach Next Generation - accessible by the free reader. The SOS program is available for a $5 donation. For primary, secondary, tertiary teachers, special education teachers, SSOs, tutors, student teachers and parents with older students with reading and spelling difficulties.

Tutor/ft student $25; Member $70; Non-member $90

 

Term 4, 2017

Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory seminar: Ref 181017

Wed 18th Oct, 7.00 - 9.00pm, SPELD SA

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

Tutor/ft student $15; Member $50; Non-member $70

 

Making independent writers of students with working memory problems: Ref 241017

Tues 24th Oct, 7.00pm - 9.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

Looks at how, from an early age, such children can become independent writers using tools such as Audacity to plan and record ideas, simple mind mapping techniques, multisensory strategies to help them hear sounds in words and word prediction programs such as Word Q3 to expand their written vocabulary. For teachers, spec ed teachers, SSOs, and parents.

Tutor/ft student $25; Member $70; Non-member $90

 

Introduction to Dyscalculia: Maths Difficulties - Identification - Practical Solutions: Ref 281017

Sat 28th Oct, Registration 8.30am, 9.00am - 3.30pm.

Immanuel College, 32 Morphett Road, Novar Gardens.

Presenter: Judy Hornigold BSc, PGCSpE, AMBDA, FHEA
Associate Tutor, British Dyslexia Association

This full-day workshop elaborates what dyscalculia is and how it differs from other maths learning difficulties. The day will then move on to look at practical strategies for use in the classroom to support dyscalculic learners. Suitable for teachers, SSOs, tutors, full time uni students, and parents who have an interest in maths development or home schooling.

Tutor/ft student $100; Member $200; Non-member $250 Costs include morning tea and lunch.

 

Teaching a child (4, 5 & 6 years old) To read and write: Parent Session: Ref 311017

Tues 31st Oct, 7.00pm - 8.30pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Frances Scobie JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Frances will show parents how they can help their children develop the foundation skills for reading and writing and demonstrate a range of activities that can be incorporated into a 5 minute-a- day holiday program/daily routine. For parents of 4, 5 and 6 year olds.

No charge – Please phone to book a place.

 

Information evening for parents: Dyslexia- what it is and how to help: Ref 061117

Mon 6th Nov, 7.00 - 9.00 pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

This session looks at the problems encountered by students with dyslexia and the ways in which they can be assisted. For parents of school-aged children.

No charge – Please phone to book a place.

 

What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 051217

Tues 5th Dec, 7.00pm - 9.00pm, SPELD SA

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.

No charge – Please phone to book a place.

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