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Understanding Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia and Common Neurodevelopment Disorders

Neurodevelopment and dyslexia

This course will explore the underlying cognitive processes affected by dyslexia, the subsequent impact on the individual’s learning as well as the observable manifestations of the difficulty. It will also look at some myths surrounding dyslexia.

Further exploring neurodevelopmental disorders, the various common neurodevelopmental disorders, how they present and how they co-occur with other difficulties. Emphasis is placed on the unique profile of each child with neurodevelopmental difficulties and general strategies to help these learners in the classroom will be shared.

SACE allocates 5 points
**Content will be available to view for 30 days from the date of purchase.

Presenters: Kalie Naidoo and Annelize Clark

Kalie Naidoo is a clinical psychologist and social worker with multi-sectoral experience in reaching children and their families. She has extensive educational experience in service delivery and training of educators and health practitioners in early childhood education, literacy and dyslexia.

Her development work expertise ranges from program development, training in psycho-social support, curriculum development, and training for early childhood development (ECD) practitioners, facilitating support groups for home-based carers, parents, children; project management, and research and evaluation skills. Kalie presently works part-time as the course leader for Bellavista SHARE’s program in literacy and dyslexia, and part-time as a clinician at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Center.

Annelize Clark is an Occupational Therapist and a Remedial Foundation Phase Teacher with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Intervention

Her passion lies with inclusion and teaching foundational skills to those with barriers to learning. She is the online co-ordinator and moderator for the Award in Literacy and Dyslexia at Bellavista S.H.A.R.E.

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