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Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Disorders

2 October 2020

What is virtual training?

We want to ensure you have access to interactive experiences that will reinforce your practices in a simulated workshop environment. Virtual Training provides the capacity for longer, more in-depth content so you can build a rich connection to the featured topic.

Great content and activity based interaction with our VET Experts, from the comfort of your home office.

About this Virtual Training Workshop

As trainers and assessors, we are sometimes faced with challenges associated with working with learners who have identified learning disorders.

In this brand new interactive virtual training workshop, you will develop an understanding of those challenges and opportunities for learning from a Dyslexic and other Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) perspective.

Explore Dyslexia as one aspect of learning differently but also investigate other processing challenges such as auditory processing disorders and organisational problems, to extend your awareness of the needs of your learners.

This virtual training workshop, delivered as 3 Hours of interactive content in an online environment, will build strategies to support students with Dyslexia and SLD and will help create specific approaches to create an SLD-Inclusive Learning Environment.

Key topics covered within the virtual training

  • Understanding the challenges faced when teaching students with Dyslexia or other Specific Learning Disorders
  • How students with Dyslexia learn differently AND CAN BE VERY BRIGHT.
  • Auditory processing disorders and how to cater for them inclusively
  • Identifying and accommodating for Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and Executive Functioning Disorders
  • Strategies to support students
  • Specific approaches to create Inclusive Learning Environments

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training virtual workshops are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

2 October 2020
Session 1 - 11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)
Followed by 15minute break
Session 2 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm (AEST: QLD)
Followed by 15minute break
Session 3 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones - Session 1 (start time):
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)


Who should attend

  • Trainer/Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Karen Dymke, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PPT Notes Pages
  • Recording of the virtual training (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Karen Dymke

Karen Dymke is an educator with over thirty years’ experience across a range of sectors, as a teacher, trainer, senior leader, coach and consultant. Her work includes lecturing at Latrobe University in Alternative Educational Models, including VET and the VCAL, as well as travelling Australia as a highly sought-after presenter sharing the latest educational research. Her passion is focused on partnering with educators to progress and support student learning, achievement and well-being, with a speciality in applied learning settings such as VET and TAFE. Karen’s work has been acknowledged through the Outstanding Teacher/Trainer of the Year award from the TAFE Development Centre, various scholarships and most recently with a Fellowship from the International Specialised Skills Institute, investigating the professionalization of adult educators. She thinks it should be fun (if hard work) when you learn!

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Virtual Training)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Karen Dymke before the session, please email

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