Film 1: Understanding and Identifying Dyslexia

Dyslexia is the forgotten learning difficulty. It is more widespread than realised and there are many misconceptions that surround dyslexia. Many students struggle daily with its implications and receive little or no support. Unidentified and untreated dyslexia can lead to anxiety, withdrawal and depression in our children. This film provides the knowledge required to identify children at risk so schools are able to provide students with dyslexia with the necessary support. Students and parents share their personal experiences to help provide a better understanding of the daily struggles in the classroom and their impact. Australia’s leading researchers and educators discuss the nature of dyslexia, key indicators to identify children at risk and associated difficulties that are a daily challenge to students.

Film 2: Targeted Teaching for Students with Dyslexia

Effective strategies include appropriate instruction, multisensory learning, classroom accommodations, adjustments for assessment, Individual Plans, assistive technology and tiered intervention.
We highlight the importance of early identification and early intervention for children at risk.
The recognition of dyslexia as a disability and the National Dyslexia Working Party Recommendations are also discussed in detail.
Social and emotional support can greatly improve the future outcomes for student with dyslexia. We showcase the school program that will build self-esteem and develop resilience.
Our dedicated teachers share their reflections that led to transformation in their teaching.
Progressive schools share their practices to support the education of students with dyslexia.
Specialist educators and researchers provide insight to effective teaching strategies to assist students with dyslexia in EVERY classroom of EVERY school.

Film 3 - The Explicit Teaching of Language and Literacy

Current statistics indicate that over 40% of children struggle with learning to read. Many of these children are instructional casualties of the ineffective teaching of reading. Learning to talk is a naturally acquired skill but the brain is not hard wired to learn to read. All children require explicit teaching to take them from speech to print... and crack the alphabet code.
Prominent educators showcase scientifically researched evidence-based methods including explicit instruction and the 'Big 6' of Reading. Research indicates that a building a bridge between oral language and written language facilitates reading acquisition. The effective teaching of reading encompasses oral language, phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.