What Teachers and Parents Need to Know About Dyslexia
4pm - 5pm | 19 Feb 2019

In this session, participants will learn the most up-to-date information about the nature and causes of dyslexia.  This deep understanding underpins strategies to assist students with a literacy learning disorder.  Practical strategies will include:

  • Getting technology to read text aloud
  • Using technology to write
  • Keeping track when reading
  • Decoding in reading
  • How to make reasonable adjustments

Current requirements for special provision or reasonable adjustments will be outlined with practical examples and strategies that will be relevant to all subject teachers.

Meet the Presenter

Dr Daryl Greaves started his professional life as a teacher at Primary and Secondary schools before becoming a lecturer at Melbourne Teacher’s College, and later at the University of Melbourne where he worked in Special Education with a focus on learning difficulties.  At the University of Melbourne his role included training educational psychologists in the areas of specific learning disorders and the diagnosis of dyslexia in the Master of Educational Psychology course.

Daryl has been involved in Commonwealth funded research projects concerned with literacy programs and teacher education, and has been a member of advisory committees to the state department of education. He has presented widely in professional development courses and seminars for teachers and parents on specific learning disorders with a focus on dyslexia.

On retirement from the Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, Daryl worked clinically at SPELD (Specific Learning Disabilities Association of Victoria) assessing students from primary and secondary school levels through to adults.  He currently maintains a private practice as an Educational and Developmental Psychologist.