Gavin Reid in Australia
Monday 13th May 2019
World renowned dyslexia expert, Dr. Gavin Reid is coming to Australia to speak at a series of events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. He will be one of the keynote speakers at this year's Learning Difference Convention:
- Melbourne 25th May, 9am - 3pm
- Sydney 27th May, 9am - 3pm
The Learning Difference Convention will feature Gavin Reid plus several other influential experts on reading & writing including Sue Dymock talking about her research and latest work, Writing for Impact (co-authored with Professor Tom Nicholson).
Silvereye will be at the Melbourne and Sydney events, so come along and browse our great resource display.
Gavin Reid will also be presenting a series of more in-depth workshops for teachers, psychologists and parents:
- Brisbane 20th May, 10am - 1pm - Teacher & Psychologist Workshop
- Perth 22nd May, 10am - 1pm - Teacher & Psychologist Workshop
- Perth 22nd May, 6-9pm - Parents Workshop
- Sydney 28th May, 10am - 1pm - Teacher & Psychologist Workshop
Dr. Gavin Reid is Chair of the British Dyslexia Association Accreditation Board and the main remit of the board is to accredit appropriate teacher training courses in the dyslexia. He has been involved in teacher training for almost 30 years and wrote the first Masters course in dyslexia in the UK.
Dr. Reid is also involved in the emotional side of dyslexia and the impact of dyslexia on the learner in terms of self-esteem, motivation and social and emotional development. He has written books on Motivating Learners and Learning Styles as well as books on Inclusion. He is a strong advocate of inclusion for young people with dyslexia and the 3rd edition of his book Dyslexia and Inclusion is due out later this year.
He has a number of books on Assessment and Identifying Needs as well as a recent one which he co-wrote on fun activities for young people with Dyslexia. He is also working on a book on Study Strategies and co-editing a series of books including topics on mental health. Dr. Reid has also been involved in projects in prisons and highlighted that a large percentage of prisoners have dyslexia and the implications of this for the individual and for preventative intervention. He is a strong advocate of early identification of needs. Dr. Reid travels extensively and his books have been translated into six languages.
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