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Upcoming Workshop: Transitioning to University with a Learning Difficulty

SPELD Victoria are running a workshop to provide information to students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD), including Dyslexia, on how to best manage their journeys of transitioning to TAFE or university. Both parents and students are encouraged to attend!
The workshop will be hosted by Swinburne University on Thursday 21 September, from 6-8pm, and presented by Anthony Gartner.
Limited general admission tickets are available for $55 here.
An overview of the workshop content is below.

  • What is a Specific Learning Difficulty (SLD)?
  • How do you know you have one, and what do you do if you’re not sure?

Managing the transition

  • Learning to be your own best advocate
  • The questions you need to ask

Everything you need to have in place to approach TAFE/University with a SLD

  • How to find a TAFE or University’s Disability Liaison Unit (or equivalent)
  • How to get the best out of Orientation Week & Open Week

Building your Support Network

  • Finding support on-campus
  • Finding support off-campus
  • Tricks & tips to get peer support and mentoring

Getting Ready – Working ahead of time

  • How to prepare for lectures; assignments; tutorials
  • Communicate with your lectureers
  • When it comes to group work


  • What should you do if you can’t get help?
  • What should you do if a particular lecturer is giving you a hard time?
  • What should you do if a peer/s is giving you a hard time?
  • Role of Students Rights’ Group

Inspiring role models

  • Case Study

Click here for more details or to book tickets.

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