Learning About Learning Difficulties

Posted 6 years ago

Shine bright series

Registration links:

EDUCATORS - Queenstown | 16 Aug | 4:00pm

PARENTS & GENERAL PUBLIC - Queenstown | 16 Aug | 7:00pm 


EDUCATORS - Wanaka | 22 Aug | 4:00pm

PARENTS & GENERAL PUBLIC - Wanaka | 22 Aug | 7:00pm


Does your child struggle with learning and you're not sure why? Are you an educator in need of the tools to help a student progress? This seminar will delve into how we use our brains to learn, how to tell if your child or student is affected by a vision, language or sensory processing disorder - and what you can do about it. You'll also learn how a vision, language or sensory processing disorder is related to learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.

Presented by OCULA in conjunction with SHOUT Speech Language Therapy and Dynamic Development Occupational Therapy Service - a market leader in Behavioural Optometry - this seminar will feature three presentations by Danielle Ross, Behavioural Optometrist (BO), Hallie Pearson, Speech & Language Therapist (SLT) and Fiona Brown, Paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT).

A child with learning difficulties can often be 'pigeon-holed' into a specific bracket. But many signs and symptoms of a visual, language or sensory processing disorder are similar, and can be confused if not properly diagnosed.

Each speaker will cover:

  • What a SLT/OT/BO actually does.

  • Common misconceptions.

  • How a does a SLT/OT/BO fit in with dyslexia?

  • SLT – language delays and developmental language disorders

  • OT – sensory processing disorders

  • BO – vision & visual information processing disorders

  • Signs / symptoms and statistics on prevalence

  • Best age for assessment and comments on B4School check

You will then have a chance to ask any specific questions you may have during a Q&A session.

“Being informed and knowing what therapy will make the difference for your child and their learning is the key for progression. Come, learn about what we do, we who we work with and how we can help your child, or a child you work with.”

Entry is by GOLD COIN donation, with all proceeds going towards the Upper Clutha Childrens Medical Trust.

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