Having a learning disability or difficulty can be very challenging. Not only does it affect academic performance, but it can also have a significant and long-lasting effect on a student’s psychological and socioemotional development. Whilst it is common for children to experience worries and feel anxious at times, it is not surprising that a child with Dyslexia or other learning difficulties may also experience anxiety as they can be faced with frustrating or stressful situations throughout their day at school.
The first step in being able to support someone who is experiencing increased levels of anxiety is being able to understand it. This workshop will look at why anxiety occurs and the signs to be aware of. It will also provide some helpful strategies on how to support children experiencing these challenges.
This session is free and will be suitable for parents or interested school staff.
Presenter: Lisa Watts
Presenter: Lisa Watts, BSc (Hons), MPsych (Ed. & Dev.), Dip. Ed, (Spec. Ed.). Lisa is a Psychologist on the DSF clinical team who provides consultations and assessments of students and adults with learning difficulties. Prior to joining DSF, Lisa worked for the WA Department of Education, and most recently lead a team of Teachers, Psychologists and Educational Assistants. Lisa consulted and worked with school staff, families and students with complex profiles, using an ecological framework and evidenced based methods to maximise learning outcomes.
DSF Literacy Services has a ‘no refund’ policy. The exception would be when a Professional Learning Course had to be cancelled by the Foundation. All other requests for cancellation will be invited to re-register for another session. Late cancellation (less than 48 business hrs) will necessitate the Foundation deducting an administration fee of $25.00 and transferring the balance to another Professional Learning Course.