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Understanding Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia

The British Dyslexia Association estimates that approximately 10% of the population is affected by dyslexia, indicating that roughly two to three learners in each class of thirty are likely to be dyslexic.

Understanding Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia

It is therefore essential that educators, health professionals and parents are equipped to identify, support, and advocate for these learners.

This presentation 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.

HPCSA Awards 3 CEUs

This talk will be available 30 days from registration.

About the presenter:

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.

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