ALA webinar: Understanding and addressing specific learning disorders


Presenter: Karen Dymke
When: Thursday 23rd April @ 1–2 pm AEST
Duration: 1 hr
Cost: Free for members | $50 non-members


Jigsaw puzzle of the mindUp to 20% of the population are impacted by specific learning disorders (SLDs) such as Dyslexia and auditory processing disorders. Although not currently researched in Australia, the number of students accessing adult learning programs with SLDs would appear to be much higher.

This webinar aims to provide attendees with an understanding of:

  • how SLDs, such as Dyslexia, present
  • how to identify a student who learns differently
  • some of the day-to-day learning challenges these students face in the classroom.

It will also provide practical, easy-to-implement strategies that will progress your student’s learning – without needing additional funding. It will also make your classroom more accessible to all adult learners, especially those who learn differently.

About our presenter

Karen Dymke is a passionate educator with over thirty years’ experience across a range of sectors, as a teacher, trainer, senior leader, coach and consultant.

Her work includes lecturing in Education at Latrobe University in Alternative Education as well as travelling Australia delivering accredited professional development.

Through her professional development, Karen unpacks the research of Professor John Hattie into what actually works best in education to progress student learning and achievement.

Karen’s work has been acknowledged through the Outstanding Teacher/Trainer of the Year award from the TAFE Development Centre and a Scholarship to investigate Innovative Learning for Youth at Risk.

She has recently returned from Europe on Fellowship from the International Specialised Skills Institute investigating the Professionalisation of Adult Educators. Karen believes strongly in partnering with educators in learning as she also keeps learning all of the time.

How to participate

ALA members:  Access ALA webinars for FREE with an ALA membership.

Non members: $50.00 (or Join ALA for free access)

Not sure of your member status or your member log-in details? Contact us at membership@ala.asn.au for assistance.


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