The Gift of Dyslexia
Some of the brightest children and adults have learning problems such as dyslexia, and the Noosa Library is taking the opportunity to confront these issues in two seminars to be held in September and October, as a follow-up to National Literacy Week.
Free information seminars for people with learning problems will be held on Saturday 25th September and Saturday 16th October; both sessions running from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. The programme is designed for people with learning problems such as Audio Processing Disorder, Dysphonetic Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Reading Comprehension, Reading Disorder, Scoptic Sensitivity Syndrome, Visual Perceptual Deficit and Visual Processing Disorder.
The seminar presenter will be qualified facilitator Brenda Baird, representing Dyslexia Australia, who describes dyslexia as the gift of being able to think and dream beyond the bounds of reality. As seating will be limited, registrations are essential with the Library on 5442 4411.
Brenda Baird describes most dyslexics as multi-dimensional thinkers. "They are very intelligent, intuitive, curious about how things work and imaginative. Famous contemporary dyslexics include Jamie Oliver, Richard Branson and the singer Cher. Leave your perceptions of dyslexia at the door," adds Ms Baird, who has freely offered her time to share her experiences in working with children and adults with learning difficulties. For further positive information on dyslexia, check out the website www.dyslexia-australia.com
• For further information, please contact : Jacquie Tonkin and Maureen O'Shea - 5442 4411
or Publicity Officer Susie Osmaston
07 5449 5282; fax : 07 5447 1062; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.noosa.qld.gov.au
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