The Dear Dyslexic Foundation and ATEND NSW/ACT are excited to be hosting an interactive workshop for teachers, support staff, parents and students. This workshop will provide participants with the tools and skills they need to help make the learning pathway easier for students, with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities in upper secondary school or entering TAFE or University. It will increase participants understanding of how students, with learning disabilities, think and learn differently from neurotypical learners. This workshop will challenge participants mindsets as to how those with dyslexia approach their learning.

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Jacqueline Caskey and Christine MacJouvelet from the Dear Dyslexic Foundation. The day will cover a range of topics including:

Dyslexia: what is it?

  • Identifying the signs of dyslexia in students
  • Strategies for students:
  • Helping students to organise themselves and manage their
  • Learning types - Helping students identify their learning
  • Assistive technology in the classroom
  • Students’ social and emotional wellbeing

Dr Jacqueline Caskey has a PhD in Sociology, focusing on dyslexia and Learning Difficulties and works with adult students in higher education and in workplaces. Her background is in teaching with a Master of Education. Jacqueline is also a PhD tutor supporting young people and adults with dyslexia and learning disabilities within Queensland. She has previously worked with a range of organisations as a Teacher and Disability Officer.

Christine Mac Jouvelet originally trained as a kindergarten and primary school teacher and has a strong background in education and financial services. She has taught at all levels including kindergarten and primary as well as adult education at institutions such as Victoria University and the Salvation Army. Christine has also worked with registered training organisations, as a Mortgage Broker and Mentor and has used her educational skills in teaching finance for the financial services sector.

Morning tea and lunch provided as well as all training materials.


- ATEND Members: $150.00

- Student: $200.00

- Non-ATEND Members: $250.00

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