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, however, we also offer standard 1.5 hour presentations including:

Accommodating Dyslexic Students in every classroom

Session: 1.5 hours

Teaching students with dyslexia across all settings is challenging. This practical fast paced workshop will:

  • Dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding dyslexia; and
  • Identify accommodations that are reasonable to ask of teachers in all classroom settings

Assistive Technology

Session: 1.5 hours

This 90 minute workshop explores what assistive technology is and how it can bring independence, confidence and joy to learning. Practical tips and strategies are provided relating to how best to use devices such as iPads, tablets, PCs and other technology to effectively support those with learning differences.

Executive Functions: What are they? Why are they important

Session: 1.5 hours

Executive functions are skills we use every day to learn, work and manage daily life. When students have difficulty with Executive Functions, aspects of learning and school life become a challenge. You will learn what Executive Functions are, how to identify these challenges and how to help students.

The Challenge of Learning to Read

Session: 1.5 hours

Learning to read is complex, and well-informed teachers are vital to ensure students receive the best possible chance of developing this essential life skill. This 90-minute workshop will explore:

  • What the brain does as it reads.
  • Phonological awareness, decoding and sight recognition.
  • The important role of structured, synthetic phonics in early reading instruction.

Dyscalculia

Session: 1.5 hours

Dyscalculia, a specific learning disorder with impairment in mathematics, is an innate difficulty in learning and comprehending mathematics. People who have a specific learning disorder with impairment in mathematics (dyscalculia) have trouble understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, learning mathematical facts, and a number of other related difficulties. This 90-minute workshop will explore:

  • the main predictors of dyscalculia
  • how dyscalculia is assessed
  • what maths skills may be impacted
  • the adjustments we can make to support

We can deliver PD sessions in regional and remote areas of Queensland through a video conferencing platform. A sound internet connection is required.


Price List 2022

$500.00 (1.5 hour workshop)

$200.00 (1 hour workshop for parents)
if held the same day as the School PD Booking (otherwise 1.5 hour workshop fee applies)

$198.00 School Membership
(if not a current Member)

 

Availability

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 

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

Complete the 2022 PD Request Form here