Dyslexia help at hand

There is help: Sutherland Dyslexia Support Group is organising help for children with dyslexia. Pictured (from left) are Suzi Field, Paula Goulden, Bernadette Mills, Lynden Murphy and Lisa Campbell. Picture: Chris LaneUP TO 10 per cent of the population has dyslexia, with many sufferers undiagnosed and struggling at school.
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Without the right support, many would not finish school, said Paula Goulden, of Sutherland Dyslexia Support Group.

“Dyslexia affects their reading, writing, spelling and organisational skills and, unfortunately, our schooling system is not set up to support these students properly and so they struggle with the basics of literacy when they are very bright, clever children,” Mrs Goulden said.

Mrs Goulden, who started Sutherland Dyslexia Support Group two years ago, has organised the Learning Without Limits event.

It will bring together students from years 7 to 10 who have reading disabilities, to show them and their families there is help available.

The event will include technology designed to help at school and in adult life; a free computer program, with features such as read out loud, predictive spelling, voice recognition and mind mapping; positive psychology and goal setting workshops; and fun activities involving Claymation video making.

Guest speakers will include:

– David Pescud, a successful businessman who conquered dyslexia and started Sailors with Disabilities;

– Gerry Kennedy, IT consultant and teacher who specialises in the areas of assisted technology support in education;

– Emily Scanlan, a psychologist working with schools in the field of positive education.

The event will be from 9.30am to 4pm on April 20 at St George & Sutherland Community College, Jannali.

Cost is $20; students must register at http://tinyurl南京夜网/7x43odp. Details: Paula Goulden, 8544 8604, 9528 4638, “>[email protected]南京夜网.au

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