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Message from the Parliamentary Secretary for Schools, Tim Richardson MP

I’m incredibly passionate about inclusive education and in ensuring that every single student – no matter their postcode or circumstance – has access to a first class education. To this end, the Victorian Government through the Department of Education and Training, provides a range of resources for Victorian government schools to support students with language and learning…
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Dyslexia Awareness – Get Involved!

Raising awareness and educating yourself and others about Dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties is a great way to help reduce the stigma that surrounds learning difficulties. Share Dyslexia Facts with your friends, family, teachers and peers. Educate yourself about what Dyslexia is and what it isn’t. Research the differences between Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia and…
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The Story Behind Our Charity

Graham Withers, founder and director of The Graham Withers Charity Limited struggled with his learning and concentration as a child and was often in trouble with his teachers. Later in life, he realised this may have been due to a lack of awareness and understanding of learning disorders, which gave Graham the passion and drive…
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Common facts to increase your understanding of Dyslexia

Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties. Dyslexia is estimated to affect some 10% of the Australian population. 20-25% of Victorians have learning difficulties. Dyslexia is a type of specific learning difficulty. Dyslexia is NOT tied to IQ. It affects girls and boys equally. Dyslexia is not a disease. 1…
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Dyslexia Awareness Month 2019

Dyslexia Awareness Month was created by The International Dyslexia Association and takes place over the entire course of October each year. Dyslexia Awareness Month is a good opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of Dyslexia and help to bring about positive change. Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties and…
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International Day Of Charity 2019

International Day of Charity was chosen by the United Nations as it is the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa and a tribute to her work and dedication to charitable causes. International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern. These campaigns aim to engage and educate all Australians to understand…
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How These Scribble Portraits Raised Awareness For Dyslexia.

‘Scribble’ portraits of famous Dyslexics Albert Einstein, John Lennon and Pablo Picasso by Vince Low. If there was ever any proof that Dyslexia doesn’t limit you, it’s Vince Low. The artist, from Kuala Lumpur, has created a series of beautiful images of other famous Dyslexics, by “creating artistic order, from the chaos of pen lines”.…
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Dyslexia – The Hidden Handicap

Identification Unless a teacher or parent is skilled in the identification of dyslexia, the child may be misdiagnosed and frequently regarded as lazy, forgetful and inattentive, or even slow, thick, or stupid. It is therefore very important that all teachers and parents are informed and experienced enough to identify the dyslexic child early in a…
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Misconceptions and Myths surrounding Dyslexia

It is important to be aware of the misconceptions and myths surrounding Dyslexia. A great way to bring awareness and increase your understanding of Dyslexia is to educate yourself about what Dyslexia IS and what it ISN’T. WHAT DYSLEXIA IS NOT Dyslexia is not caused by lack of motivation Dyslexia is not a visual problem…
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Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

There are many obstacles that people with learning difficulties such as Dyslexia have to face on a day-to-day basis and the frustration and sometimes isolation that can stem from them can increase the likelihood of mental health problems. 1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma.…
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