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.

Download and complete the booking form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have any questions about the workshop content, please send your inquiry by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

 

Term 1, 2019

Making Sense of Number: Ref 020419

Tues 2nd Apr, 5.00 - 7.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Jan Daly, Special Education Consultant

This practical workshop examines pretesting approaches to determine children's underlying knowledge and strategies and subsequently programming to support learning and fill any gaps.

Attendees will both look at explicit teaching and praticipate in hands-on activities using concrete materials, games, and cards to assist mastery of basic number skills, including counting, one-to-one correspondence, substituting, number patterns, place value, and reading and writing numbers.

Ideas as to the integration of number learning in daily life activities and tasks will be incorporated throughout the workshop.

Cost: $90, $75 for SPELD SA members, $35 for full-time students.

Handwriting through Fun! Ref 090419

Tues 9th Apr, 5.00 - 7.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Joanna Buttfield, Founder and Clinical Director of Kid Sense Child Development

This practical workshop examines the characteristics of and issues relating to hand-function, pre-writing skills, fine motor coordination, upper-body tone and handwriting skill development.

Participants will explore engaging and research-based strategies to assist children develop natural automaticity of legible handwriting, and develop the key structure of a practical engaging handwriting program, looking at how the crucial practice can be enjoyable for children/students.

Cost: $90, $75 for SPELD SA members, $35 for full-time students.

Term 2, 2019

Teaching a Child to Read and Write: Ref 140519

Tues 14th May, 10.00am - 11.30am, SPELD SA

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.
No charge – Please complete the booking form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 160519

Thurs 16th May, 7.00 - 9.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Jacqui Edwards, Teaching & Education, 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 complete the booking form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information Evening for Parents: Dyslexia, what it is and how to help: Ref 210519

Tues 21st May, 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. 
No charge – Please complete the booking form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Listening to a Child Read: Ref 050619

Wed 5th Jun, 10.00 - 11.30am, SPELD SA

Presenter: Frances Scobie, Jolly Phonics Trainer

Reading is the foundation skill which underpins all areas of learning. As a parent you can help your child develop confidence and fluency by applying strategies which address issues such as poor blending skills, as well as guessing, omitting or misreading words. This hands-on workshop demonstrates why some reading texts are more suitable than others and how to structure short, efficient sessions which foster engagement and success.
Cost: $30, $20 for SPELD SA Members.
Software Sampler Session: Ref 070619

Fri 7th Jun, 1.30 - 3.30pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

Come and look at some of the best assistive and remedial software for students (all ages) who have difficulties in literacy and numeracy, such as: Dragon Naturally Speaking, TextHELP, Textease, Wordshark, Numbershark, Fitzroy Readers, and selected free programs.
Please book early!

Cost: $90, $75 for SPELD SA members, $35 for full-time students.

Sensory Integration: Ref 180619

Tues 18th Jun, 5.00am - 7.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Jan Daly, Special Education Consultant

Sensory integration is crucial for successful functioning, self-esteem, socialisation, concentration, and learning. This hands-on workshop explores the various components of sensory integration and its role in development and learning.

Many children experience an imbalance in their sensory development, impacting their day-to-day capabilities and interaction. this informative and motivating workshop provides simple practical strategies and resources for use at both home and school, with examples of how to integrate these across a range of activities.

Cost: $90, $75 for SPELD SA members, $35 for full-time students.

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