Dyslexia in a Sea of Strengths (7-11yrs) SUNSHINE COAST

10:00am, 23rd Oct 2021 - 11:30am, 23rd Oct 2021

Dr Michael Maier


North Shore Community Centre, 701 David Low Way, Mudjimba, Qld, 4564

$15.00 Members | $15.00 Non-Members | $15.00 Specialist Teacher

Registration Closed

Event Details

Children with dyslexia and other learning disorders often encounter and hold false and unhealthy perceptions about themselves and their difficulties. Furthermore, they are at heightened risk for developing anxiety disorders and other psychological conditions. It is therefore important that young people with dyslexia are supported along the path of forming a healthy, positive, realistic, and balanced sense of self.

This program's goals are to assist young people:

  • to better understand what dyslexia is and is not in the context of the ‘Sea of Strengths’ model of dyslexia;
  • to develop their resilience; and
  • to connect with other young people who know what it's like.

The program is designed to be fun, positive, and engaging with games and activities.

Suitable for students aged between 7- 11 years and is capped at 17 students. Students must have a verified dyslexia diagnoses to attend this workshop.

Dr. Michael Maier is a published author, former psychology professor, and award-winning psychologist with over 15 years of experience supporting children, families, and schools. He has worked in schools, nonprofits, and private practice settings in both the Unites States and Australia. Recognized by his colleagues for his expertise, he has been elected to the executive board positions of president and treasurer of the Georgia Association of School Psychologists as well as asked to give lectures for schools, professional associations, parenting groups, conferences, and universities including the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and Georgia Gwinnett College. Having conducted over 1,000 psychoeducational evaluations, he has a wealth of experience in assessment, consultation, and psychotherapy for individuals with: autism spectrum disorder (ASD); attention-deficit hyperactivity/impulsivity disorder (ADHD); dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and other learning disorders; intellectual disability; and emotional and behavioural disorders such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and others.



For more information on the structure of the workshop and how to explain the workshop to your child, please click here or download the Workshop Consent Form below


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Important Notes  

  1. Payment is required prior to the date of the Workshop in order to secure attendance and is not refundable.  
  2. For information on our Cancellation and Transfer Policy, please  click here.  
  3. When registering, if you are not already a Member, please create a Membership in an adult's name. Please insert your child's name and age in the Workshop 'Registrants Details', though please enter an adult's email address.