Other Conferences and Research Seminars
This section provides a listing of non-LDA Conferences. Research Seminars and other professional learning opportunities of relevance to the area of learning difficulties. All external events are publicised at LDA's discretion, but LDA accepts no responsibility for their value or the evidence base of what may be promoted.
SPELD PD events
See individual state SPELD websites for information regarding relevant PD in the area of learning difficulties in each state.
For State SPELD contact details go to http://auspeld.org.au/state-associations
Past Professional Learning Events 2019
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Brisbane 20-21 September 2019.
The keynote speakers were Dr Jennifer Buckingham and Mr Bruce Sullivan. Topics presented involved technology, reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, cognition, assessment and working in a team approach.
August 2019 – Dr David Kilpatrick National Tour
Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
David presented full-day sessions in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney, focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.
LDA members can access the David Kilpatrick session notes under Resources by logging into the Members Only Section of the website.
Dyscalculia and low numeracy: Strategies for teachers Presented by Ann Williams- Sunday 10th February 2019
An “ex chalkie” Ann aimed her D at the ‘regular’ teacher as years of experience have taught her to be practical. Ann’s presentation aimed to give teachers something they could use in their own teaching, the day after the PD. Ann’s presentation focused on the following areas: