Professional Development

Speld Qld offers Professional Development opportunities to all schools, organisations, parent groups and individuals, across Queensland.

Our sessions are designed to promote awareness of Specific Learning Differences (SLD’s) in order to improve learning outcomes for students.

We can tailor the professional development to your needs, but we also offer standard presentations including:

  • Accommodating Dyslexic Students in every classroom                 Duration: 1.5 hours

The fast paced 90 minute workshop highlights the learning differences we face in every classroom, the quick identifiers you can use for discussion with other professionals and strategies you can implement in every classroom immediately.

Suitable for Teachers and Teacher Aides in Primary or Secondary Schools and can be modified for Parents.


  • Assistive Technology                                            Duration: 1.5 hours

This 90 minute workshop provides practical strategies on how to best use devices such as tablets, laptops and other technologies to assist those with learning differences.

Suitable for Teachers, Teacher Aides and can be modified for Parents.


  • Approaching Student Behaviour                            Duration: 3 hours

    In this three hour workshop for teachers, the findings of a phenomenographic study of teachers' approaches with student behaviour is presented along with the implications for teaching practise. During the workshop teachers will relect on their current approaches with student behaviour and identify strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to support student behaviour.

Presenter: Suzy Tamone has worked in the School of Early Childhood at QUT coordinating field experience units in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs and is currently part of the team that delivers the QUT/DETE Mentoring Beginning Teachers program. She has previously worked as an early years teacher in kindergartens, Early Childhood Development Programs and in the primary years, and as an Advisory Visiting Teacher (Behaviour) for DETE. Her current research interests lie in phenomenography, student behaviour and professional development and learning for preservice and inservice teachers.

Workshop outcomes relate to APST 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 3.2, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.4



$300.00 (90 minute workshop)

$500.00 (3 hour workshop)

$198.00 School Membership (if not a current Member)




Professional Development sessions are arranged on an individual basis but can take place during:

  • School hours
  • Outside school hours
  • School holiday periods
  • Pupil free days


Bookings and enquiries

Please submit a Professional Development Request Form to

All requests will be considered and a response will be provided as soon as possible.


PD Request Form

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