Consultant –Advisor Visiting from the UK
Topics and field of interest/research: Developmental disorders in children and the associated learning needs, including Dyslexia; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD], developmental coordination difficulties [DCD] and disorders on the autism spectrum.
Particular interest is on how associated learning differences impact on the classroom situation, affect learning and behaviour, and, examining how teachers can best be educated to deal with manifest difficulties in the learning situation.
Supporting / developing of appropriate teaching modules for Masters in Education and Professional Honours Bachelors programme.
Community engagement-establishing proactive links between the community and the Education faculty of the University of Tasmania
Delivering Professional Development Workshops for in-service /and pre-service teachers. This is both in schools and on each University of Tasmania campus including; Cradle Coast; Launceston and Hobart.
Working with parent advocacy groups with a focus on Dyslexia ( Square Pegs Tasmania) autism (Autism Tasmania) and community groups through the Disability Commission Tasmania
Presenting Public Forums for parents and families in Tasmania and Victoria.
- Book latest release-Internationally, April 2014. A practical guide to Congenital Developmental Disorders and Learning DifficultiesRoutledge (Taylor-Francis Group)
|PhD||Is a Multi-Sensory Synthetic Phonics Teaching Approach of any Benefit to Improving the Standard of Literacy Development in Children who are Significantly Behind in their Learning, and, who have Experienced Emotional Trauma in the First Five Years of Brain Development?||2016|
|PhD||Can Providing Learning Support Teachers with an Understanding of Dyslexia, and a Knowledge of Dyslexia Friendly Practices, Result in a Change of Literacy Practices within a School Community?||2016|