How The Learning Difference Convention Started
The Learning Difference Convention was borne out of charitable efforts on the Central Coast NSW towards dyslexia awareness. The need to disseminate information, and bring the available support structures together to assist those dealing with dyslexia, became evident. The Learning Difference Convention is now a philanthropic event funded independently by its founder.
What Do We Do
The Learning Difference Convention is the only event of its kind in Australia, linking delegates to support networks, teacher training, resources, research, authors and information, all relating to learning differences i.e. dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism.
Learning Difference Convention recognises that a systematic, explicit and multi-sensory approach to reading is essential and that early intervention is key. Whilst we provide FREE resources to assist with reading, we recognise that dyslexia is more than just a reading difficulty and that dyslexics have varying needs, as their relative strengths and weaknesses vary.
This unique event allows us to share the plethora of information, whether it be reading, writing, spelling, co-ordination, concentration, auditory processing, mathematics, study skills, organizational skills, self-esteem difficulties, social skills and more. The event allows you to ask the necessary questions, meet the experts and support groups and try out loads resources.
The valued support of Bernadette McLean and The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre (The UK’s first Dyslexia Centre) has linked the LDC to expert presenters within the field of dyslexia. Over the years, SpeldNSW and SpeldVic have provided their support . The event has triggered many a healthy debate, resulting in increased awareness, whilst inspiring unity between organisations and institutions.
The LDC offer support to parents, teachers, teacher aides and allied health professionals, for all three tiers of intervention – programs for classrooms/schools, programs for small groups and programs for those more severe who require one on one support.
LDC allows us to keep abreast with what is going on in the world of dyslexia, equipping us with the information to grow in our knowledge and understanding as educators.