Learning Difficulties Australia


Professional Learning Events 2013

Brisbane 20 - 21 September 2013

Pedagogy in Practice

Presenters: With Keynote speakers Professor Andrew Martin, Professorial Research Fellow in the Faculty of Eduation and Social Work at the University of Sydney, and Dr Lorraine Hammond, President of LDA and Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, where she coordinates post graduate Special Education courses in the Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary).

Venue: The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


Sydney, Friday 30 August 2013

Creating a high performing school - the place of explicit instruction, an evidence-based approach to improving school outcomes

Presenters: Dr Lorraine Hammond (Edith Cowan University), Greg Sullivan (Principal of Dianella Heights Primary School, WA),  Ray Boyd (Principal of West Beechboro Primary School, WA)

Venue: Parramatta Leagues Club, 13-15 O’Connell Street, Parramatta


Melbourne, Saturday 3 August 2013

Principles of Standardised Testing and Administration and Scoring of the YARC

Presenter: Wally Howe, Educational Psychologist and Director Psychological Assessments Australia Pty Ltd (PAA).

Venue: Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville


Melbourne, Saturday 22 June 2013

Oral Language Foundations for Literacy: A Speech-Language Pathology Perspective on Reading Difficulties

Presenter: Dr Roslyn Neilsen

Venue: Hawthorn Campus of the University of Melbourne, 442 Auburn Road, Hawthorn


Melbourne, 27 April 2013

Essential Concepts for Assessing and Supporting Students with Learning Difficulties: the Scientific Model

Presenter: Dr Craig Wright 

Venue: Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville


Melbourne, 23 March 2013

Evidence-based Learning in the Classroom: Direct Instruction at Work

Presenter: Dr Rhonda Farkota

Venue: Treacy Conference Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville


Sydney, 16 March 2013

Leaving Nothing to Chance - how an explicit approach to instruction can prevent literacy difficulties

Presenters: Assoc Professor Mark Carter, Greg Sullivan, Dr Lorraine Hammond, Brooke Wardana

Venue: Parramatta Leagues Club, 13-15 O'Connell Street, Parramatta


Melbourne, 7 March 2013

Use and Scoring of the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC)

Presenter: Dr Daryl Greaves 

Venue: University of Melbourne Hawthorn Campus, 442 Auburn Road, Hawthorn 


Melbourne, 16 February 2013

Writing: Tools, Process, Structure and Mechanics for Successful Writing Especially for Struggling Students

Presenters: Mary Delahunty and Pat Minton

Venue: Hawthorne Campus, Melbourne University


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