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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

ALA webinar: Unlocking potential: Teaching Literacy for Adults with Disabilities

When: Wednesday 8th May @ 1pm AEST
Duration: 1 hr
Cost: FREE for ALA members | non-members $65

This webinar will delve into effective teaching strategies tailored for the support of adult learners with disabilities. Topics covered may include, implementing reasonable adjustments, crafting scripts with a focus on grammar and spelling, and embracing an organic approach to literacy instruction. Join us as we navigate through innovative methods to create an inclusive and enriching learning experience for individuals with diverse learning needs.

Meagan Newton

Meagan Newton is an Adult Literacy trainer and mentor to other Literacy trainers in Tasmania. When Meagan realised that people with low literacy were facing more and more literacy challenges in the workplace, she decided to train as a literacy tutor and volunteer with Libraries Tasmania. Meagan enjoyed this so much that she continued studying, and in 2015, she started working with people with low literacy in the disability sector.

She is working with people with disabilities at Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE) to improve workplace and community language, literacy, and numeracy skills. Every day is different; being creative, ready to adapt, and having fun using evidence-based approaches to learning results in measurable literacy improvements with her students and continual engagement in learning.

Isabel Osuna-Gatty

Isabel received the 2016 Australian Training Awards’ Excellence in Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Practice. She has developed and implemented several local, state, and commonwealth-funded projects to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with disabilities, and individuals from multicultural backgrounds. Additionally, she worked as an external assessor and trainer for the SenaiNT English Language Centre in Timor Leste.

Isabel has been a keynote speaker at various national and international conferences and webinars. Her community work was selected for exhibition at the 2019 Northern Territory Human Rights Awards. With Master’s Degrees in Analytical Psychology and Social Work, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling, a Graduate

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and the Foundation Skills in Vocational Practice Skill Set, her expertise extends to instructional design, writing specialised training resources, and developing assessment tools. Isabel also focuses on creating accessible and inclusive resources and spaces.

Currently, Isabel works as a Mental Health Practitioner in private practice and is involved in various community-based projects aimed at improving lifelong learning, mental health, and wellbeing in multicultural and Aboriginal communities, as well as for people with disabilities. Additionally, she participates in literacy projects with RaPAL (Research and Practice in Adult Literacies), the only UK-wide organisation that focuses on the role of literacies in adult life. She also serves as a Board Member of the South Australian Social Workers’ Association and the SA Royal Life Saving Society

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