Discover our ‘person first’ approach to problem solve issues associated with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning difficulties
The suites of short courses serve as professional development opportunities for teachers across Australia and the world. They also provide tasters and pathways into Torrens Education graduate and master courses and they are designed to serve the wider education community in areas of need.
This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences). You will explore the impact these challenges have on self-esteem and future learning aspirations. Further, practical examples of stereotyping, types of interventions and the genetic disposition of the learning challenges are discussed.
This subject develops students’ awareness and understanding by analysing the range of traits across each learning condition. Presenting in various ways and areas of learning development, the stigmatised learning challenges are often described from a deficit viewpoint. Students will be analyzing the history of such conditions and the evolution of interventions and support, in turn, continuing to evolve an attribute view of the traits of these conditions.
Key Study Outcomes:
- Identify and critically analyse biases, prejudices and assumptions associated with learning differences in society and educational practice Apply a ‘person first’ perspective to problem solve challenges associated with dyslexia, ADHD, and dyspraxia
- Analyse, design and evaluate inclusive, ethical and effective learning environments Demonstrate an understanding of Allied Health, carer support and collaboration skills