Supporting At Risk Learners Workshop

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 02 April 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9srT

Suitable for parents and teachers, this workshop has 3 sessions:

Vanessa White – Supporting kids who have experienced trauma

Vanessa will explore what constitutes trauma (you may be surprised), the basics of physiological trauma response, what this means in terms of behaviour, and how we can de-escalate responses, empower learners to self-regulate and together work to redress some of the damage. 

Andria Studman – Dyslexia: From ‘books for babies’ to novels and non-fiction in 3 months

Did you know that the most common form of dyslexia in NZ is different to that in the USA and UK? In fact, this common form impacts on 8 out of 10 struggling readers. In NZ, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other dys-orders affect 3 out of 10 school-aged children and 9 out of 10 prison inmates.

The DYSCO (pronounced disco) WOW will cover What dyslexia might look, sound and feel like; Offer you ways to identify, screen and asses dyslexia and Walk away with screening tools and strategies to use immediately. 

Brooke Trenwith – Strategies for Oppositional Defiance Disorder

It is thought 1 in 10 children under 12 have oppositional defiance disorder. This is not a result of 'bad parenting' and can be observed in children as young as 3 years old. This session has a brief intro to ODD, the focus is on specific and practical strategies that can be used at home and in the classroom.

Taking place on April 17 9am–3pm at Gladstone School, 18 Seaview Tce, Mt Albert in Auckland.

It’s $454.25 including a toolkit worth $150+ and lunch and morning tea.

Events summary


17 April 2019 – 17 April 2019

Further information

Contact: Alanagh Stone

 (021) 763 389