Join Stewart D’Silva, a Registered Psychologist, as he empowers participants with the knowledge and confidence to navigate dyslexia assessment seamlessly. In his engaging presentation, Stewart will shed light on the essential steps that precede a referral to a psychologist. These steps ensure that the necessary evidence is gathered through careful observation and screening assessments, all within the framework of Response to Intervention (RTI). His insights will also address the crucial questions educators should consider before initiating a diagnostic assessment.
As this session is scheduled from 7 pm to 9 pm AEDT, Stewart invites you to bring your dinner and a beverage of your choice, creating an informal yet enriching atmosphere for an evening of dining, drinks, and dyslexia.
**This webinar will be recorded and available for two weeks after the event**
Date: Thursday 16th November
Time: 7:00 pm – 9: 00 pm AEDT (Melbourne Time)
LDA Member: $50
LDA Student Member – $40
Non-Member – $70
About Stewart D’Silva
Across Australia and New Zealand, Stewart is passionate about psychological assessment, and working closely with young people (ages 6-16+), their families/carers, and their schools to come to a shared understanding of how to best support the struggling learner.
Stewart also loves working closely with schools to design and deliver Professional Learning for teachers and special educators who want to learn more about screening, assessing, and intervening for young people at risk. This process keeps the young person in the safe space of school as concerns and differences are explored by educators, encourages data-driven informed referrals to be built, and, importantly, reduces panic referrals to clinicians.
Areas of Interest:
Conducting assessments for concerns around:
- academic achievement/specific learning disorders (reading, written expression, maths),
- intellectual ability/disability (verbal and nonverbal thinking and problem-solving, working memory, processing speed, adaptive behaviour), and
- attention and executive functions (activation, focus, effort, emotion, working memory, self-regulation).
Designing and delivering professional learning for teachers and special educators.