Teaching the Gifted or the Dyslexic Child: Is it the same or different?

9:00am, 27th Jun 2018 - 3:00pm, 27th Jun 2018

Lois Letchford

Speld Qld, 141 Merton Road, Woolloongabba, Qld, 4102

$25.00 Members | $40.00 Non-Members

Registration Closed

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Teaching the Gifted or the Dyslexic Child: is it the same or different?

The school diagnostician said of 7 year old Nicolas: "He is the worst kid I've ever seen!" May 2018 Nicholas, received his D.Phil from Oxford. What school factors assisted this achievement? How can his story help other teachers and children overcome? How does mindset help or hinder those struggling with learning to read?  Lois will answer these questions and more during this interactive and engaging workshop.


Lois Letchford specializes in teaching children who have struggled to read, working with students of all ages in Australia, England, and Texas. Her creative teaching methods vary depending on the reading ability of the student, employing age-appropriate, rather than reading-age-appropriate, material. Several of her students have gone on to graduate from college. 

Her non-traditional background, multi-continental exposure, and passion for helping failing students have equipped her with a unique skill set and perspective. Originally a physical education teacher, she later completed a Master’s in Literacy and Reading from the State University of New York at Albany. Lois has presented her work at The California Reading Association, Michigan Summer Institute, and New York State Reading Association conferences. She is co-president of the Albany City Reading Association and a member of the Australian College of Education. Lois continues to work with students to provide education and support to their teachers.

Reversed: A Memoir (Acorn Publishing), the story of her son’s—and her own—learning disability, is her first book.


Schools can Register their Teachers using the Workshop Registration Form below.  Payment can be via credit card (preferred) or Invoice.

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Important Notes 

  1. Payment is required prior to the date of the Professional Development Workshop in order to secure attendance and is not refundable.
  2. For information on our Cancellation and Transfer Policy, please click here.
  3. This workshop contributes to the 10 Queensland College of Teachers continuing Professional Development Requirements. You will receive a certificate on the day of event.