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During this AADPA webinar hosted by Lou Brown, Dr Kelly Fullarton discusses current myths and misconceptions about Specific Learning Disorders, including the assessment and diagnostic process, causes of learning difficulties, and intervention strategies and resources.

It is estimated that the number of children in Australia with learning disorders falls between 3-5% of the total student population. Such learning disorders frequently have a far-reaching impact on an individual’s academic (and occupational) achievement, as well as on their emotional well-being. Understanding why a student struggles to acquire skills in one or more of the key academic areas and knowing how best to respond in terms of timely and appropriate intervention is essential if our aim is to ensure that all students can both access the curriculum and demonstrate their skills and knowledge across the curriculum.

Kelly Fullarton, Senior Clinical Psychologist

About Our Guest Presenter

Kelly Fullarton is a Senior Clinical Psychologist at DSF Literacy and Clinical Services who has extensive experience in the field of education and learning disabilities.

Kelly has been working at DSF for more than 17 years assessing children, teenagers and adults struggling with the acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills.

Kelly also regularly runs professional learning workshops on effective literacy and numeracy instruction, high-quality evidence-based programs, and specific learning disorders.