Melinda Gindy - Vice President The Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT) came into existence in May 1985 as a result of a growing recognition among educators of the need for the establishment of a national body as a focus for the endeavours of Australian teachers and parents in the field of gifted education. The founders of AAEGT were driven by the need for a national forum that provided accurate information, as well as support, advocacy and networks across the nation. AAEGT became an affiliated organisation in 1995 when all Australian state and territory associations for the gifted and talented affiliated with AAEGT. It was agreed that through affiliation the national body could truly represent all states and territories and duplication of effort between what the AAEGT was trying to achieve and what the state and territory associations were providing could be minimised. The work of the AAEGT Council during 1994 and 1995 created this affiliated organisation in support of the gifted and talented in all their diversity. The purpose for which the AAEGT is established is to advance education by promoting and protecting the educational entitlement and well-being of the gifted & talented. The...

 Gifted & Talented /  New South Wales

We are a Community Legal Centre. Set up in 1994, we aim to promote and protect the human and legal rights of people with disability and their supporters through legal advocacy. Our services include providing free legal advice, taking on selected casework, assisting with referrals, delivering Community Legal Education, and undertaking law reform and projects. Have you been discriminated against based on your disability in New South Wales, Australia? If so, we can offer free legal advice. If you are outside NSW or we cannot help you, we’ll refer you to a service that can.

 Education Lawyer /  New South Wales

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights is an advocacy group providing systemic advocacy on human rights legal issues but does not provide individual legal services to people who need advice or representation. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Inc (ALHR) was established in 1993. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights is an association of legal professionals active in practising and promoting awareness of international human rights standards in Australia. ALHR has a national membership of Australian lawyers, barristers, judicial officers, legal academics and law students, with active National, State and Territory committees and national and specialist thematic committees. ALHR seeks to utilise its extensive experience and expertise in the principles and practice of international law and human rights law in Australia in order to: Promote and support lawyers practice of human rights law in Australia. Promote Federal and State laws across Australia that comply with the principles of international human rights law. Engage with the United Nations in relation to Australian human rights violations. Engage internationally to promote human rights and the rule of law. Through the provision of training, education, publications, CLE courses, conferences, seminars and mentoring, ALHR assists members to continue to develop their knowledge of human rights law and incorporate human...

 Educational Advocate /  New South Wales

Deepika Aggarwal - Learning Support Teacher Deepika Aggarwal is a passionate and enthusiastic Learning Support Teacher who has spent over 14 years of her life helping children with ADHD and learning difficulties reach their potential. She empowers and works collaboratively with children, parents and teachers using international, evidence-based practices for literacy and numeracy. She is highly qualified with a Masters of Education in Special and Inclusive Education from the UK. She believes in using movement to teach as it helps to internalise concepts while making the learning process joyful. For this purpose she is pursuing 'Extra Lessons' - a holistic approach based on Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy combining movement, speech, rhythm and painting. Deepika offers her services to parents seeking help for their child, schools and child development centres.

 Tutors /  New South Wales

[caption id="attachment_4224" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Natalie Miller - Learning Support Teacher[/caption]   Developmental Paediatrics At Developmental Paediatrics, we have a team of professionals who are available for assessment and therapy for children and adolescents with developmental, learning, and behaviour concerns. Where there are concerns about ADHD, in most instances we believe an ideal assessment structure is a multi-disciplinary team assessment, so that specialists meet you together and discuss your child as a team before giving you feedback together. For under 6 year olds, we do this either as part of an Early Childhood Multidisciplinary Clinic. This involves an initial appointment with a Developmental Paediatrician and a Speech Pathologist or Psychologist, which will determine the direction of further assessment and therapy from our team of experts.  This can include formal developmental or cognitive assessment tools, autism specific assessments, medical investigations, or assessments in speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, and psychology. For children/adolescents age 6 or above, the Developmental Paediatrics School Age Multidisciplinary Assessment Day has been designed as a comprehensive, collaborative team assessment enabling busy families to have their child or adolescent seen by an expert team in one centre. It is a new and innovative model of complete care designed for 6-17 year old children with developmental, learning,...

 Educational Assessments /  New South Wales

Disability Standards for Education: A Practical Guide for Individuals, Families and Communities This resource aims to increase awareness and understanding of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 among individuals, families and communities throughout Australia. It was developed by the University of Canberra in collaboration with ten funding partners: Australian Capital Territory Government Education and Training Directorate Australian Government Department of Education Catholic Education Commission New South Wales New South Wales Department of Education and Communities Northern Territory Government Department of Education Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment South Australian Department for Education and Child Development The Department of Education Tasmania The Department of Education Western Australia Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development The above agencies collaborated with the University of Canberra for three years to develop this resource and a suite of online lessons for school staff under the Disability Standards for Education eLearning project. This is a general resource about the rights of students with disability and how schools can work with students and their families to support them. The suite of online lessons for staff of Australian education providers is available at - http://dse.theeducationinstitute.edu.au/.

 ADHD Advocacy at School /  Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Disability Standards for Education: A Practical Guide for Individuals, Families and Communities This resource aims to increase awareness and understanding of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 among individuals, families and communities throughout Australia. It was developed by the University of Canberra in collaboration with ten funding partners: Australian Capital Territory Government Education and Training Directorate Australian Government Department of Education Catholic Education Commission New South Wales New South Wales Department of Education and Communities Northern Territory Government Department of Education Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment South Australian Department for Education and Child Development The Department of Education Tasmania The Department of Education Western Australia Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development The above agencies collaborated with the University of Canberra for three years to develop this resource and a suite of online lessons for school staff under the Disability Standards for Education eLearning project. This is a general resource about the rights of students with disability and how schools can work with students and their families to support them. The suite of online lessons for staff of Australian education providers is available at - http://dse.theeducationinstitute.edu.au/.

 ADHD Resources for Education Professionals /  Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Dr Bob Jackson PhD, Psychologist - Inclusion Consultant I work with families with children diagnosed with ASD or ADHD usually in relation to inclusion in mainstream schools and the adaptations required by the school to ensure that the child can succeed academically and socially in the regular classroom.

 Educational Advocate /  Western Australia

Owner & Tutor: Dr Samantha Hornery Dr Samantha Hornery has been providing tutoring services in Sydney’s southern suburbs for over 20 years, with a focus on children who find learning difficult, perhaps due to concerns such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or ADHD. Samantha provides an initial assessment and an individualised weekly program from her Oatley premises. Assessments can be arranged on their own, without ongoing sessions, as well as consultancy support in areas including ways technology can empower learning outcomes.

 Tutors /  New South Wales

Owner & Tutor: Dr Samantha Hornery Dr Samantha Hornery has been providing tutoring services in Sydney’s southern suburbs for over 20 years, with a focus on children who find learning difficult, perhaps due to concerns such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or ADHD. Samantha provides an initial assessment and an individualised weekly program from her Oatley premises. Assessments can be arranged on their own, without ongoing sessions, as well as consultancy support in areas including ways technology can empower learning outcomes.

 Educational Specialist /  New South Wales

I offer screening assessments using standardised and diagnostic tools that are designed to identify students ‘at risk’ of reading and maths failure. Parents receive a short 5-page report detailing the outcome, referrals to allied professionals and brief recommendations for learning support staff at school. I then provide comprehensive educational assessments for students that have completed targeted literacy and/or numeracy intervention either at school or with an allied professional. These assessments formally identify specific learning differences, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Parents receive a detailed 25-page report and personalised feedback (via email, phone call or face-to-face) to ensure that they leave ready and empowered to advocate for their child’s learning needs. During my 5 years of specialising in the assessment and identification of learning differences, I have built partnerships with several allied professionals who have the qualifications and skills to help students and their families. Alistair Howitt-Marshall Psychologist  MPsych (Ed&Dev), BAPsych(Hons) Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) Australian Dyslexia Association Allied Professional  Medicare Provider No: 4394242T

 Educational Psychologist /  New South Wales

Family Advocacy Family Advocacy formally known as ‘The Institute for Family Advocacy and Leadership Development’ is an independent, impartial advocacy organisation that supports families across New South Wales to promote and defend the rights and interests of people with developmental disability. The organisation is managed and staffed by parents and allies of people with disability, who recognise the issues that people with disability and families face and who can assist in strengthening the advocacy and capacity of families. Family Advocacy was founded by families of people with disability, and differ from carer organisations in that our family members are advocating for people with disability to have a good, ordinary life. We do not advocate for parents or siblings themselves, and believe first and foremost in improving the lives of our family members with disability through natural, community supports rather than government funding or services. All of the advocacy work we undertake, including our events, workshops and resources are underpinned by a theory that provides a comprehensive framework for how to help people with disability achieve a good life. The theory is called Social Role Valorisation (SRV) and can be powerful for families to use to improve the life of their family member with disability. We are currently the...

 ADHD Advocacy at School /  New South Wales

Learning Links is a not-for-profit charitable organisation with over 40 years of experience in helping kids learn. Our vision is to provide children and young people who have difficulties learning with the skills, services and family support that enable them to reach their full potential. We work with children, parents, carers, families and professionals across Sydney and NSW. How we can help? Our specialist professionals work with children who have learning difficulties/disabilities to address concerns with: •    Speech, language and communication •    Fine and gross motor development •    Literacy and numeracy •    Anxiety, depression, low self esteem, social skills and behaviour •    Developmental delay, ADHD & Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia, High Functioning Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Our Approach We understand that every child is unique with different strengths and difficulties and that each family has their own set of challenges and goals. We tailor the best possible program for each child and offer families access to a caring and committed team of highly qualified experts across therapy, teaching and psychology. Main Office: Peakhurst 12-14 Pindari Road Peakhurst Other locations: Liverpool Shop 2, 54-56 Macquarie Street (North) Liverpool Bella Vista 6a/7 Meridian Place Bella Vista Maroubra 2, Level 3, Bowen Library Building 669-673 Anzac Parade Maroubra

 Educational Specialist /  New South Wales

Literacy Circle has specialised programs for preschool and primary school aged children. Classes are available during the school term and intensive programs during school holidays. Your child can join a small group or have private tuition, allowing Literacy Circle to cater for all learning needs. The Literacy Circle advantage helps children to read words they have never seen before and write stories with imagination. Our unique explicit phonics instruction reading program is the key to becoming an independent reader. Ingrid Portelli - Owner & Educator

 Tutors /  New South Wales

Maths Online Each of the 1,400+ MathsOnline tutorials last around 4-9 minutes and present the concepts of the maths lesson step-by-step. Using synchronised audio and animation which harnesses both audio and visual learning styles simultaneously. MathsOnline lessons can be studied at home or at school and all devices. Obviously no one can force a young person to study maths, but what we have done here is to provide materials that are interesting and stimulating in themselves, and which will encourage the student, once started, to continue studying. Following each maths tutorial there are interactive questions or an optional printable worksheet which tests the understanding of key concepts. Answers are entered into MathsOnline automated marking system which then stores the results in each individual student's ongoing progress report. This brings in the third learning style - Kinaesthetic, which is the process of actually doing the maths yourself. A printable one page summary of each tutorial provides the student with concise and complete notes from the maths tutorial. Ideal as a reminder for homework, revision and review. After answers have been submitted, printable fully worked solutions become available showing every step which should be taken to reach the correct answer, just as it should be done in a maths...

 Tutors /  New South Wales

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) The NCCD is an annual collection of information about Australian school students with disability. The NCCD enables schools, education authorities and governments to better understand the needs of students with disability and how they can be best supported at school.  

 ADHD Resources for Education Professionals /  Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Newport Education Centre Newport Education Centre specialises in catering for the individual needs of children at all educational levels. Operating on the Northern beaches of Sydney since 1988, we bring over 30 years of experience in tutoring to help ease your child’s educational issues. Owned and operated by Sharyn Whitton, who is highly regarded and respected in the local area and industry, Newport Education Centre provides individual programs for students from Kindergarten right through to year 12. Our Tutors At Newport Education Centre, our tutors have specialities in a wide variety of areas and understand how to make learning enjoyable and how to adapt curriculum to the individual needs of your child. We know what your child needs to do to achieve success in the classroom and can secure them on a pathway to success. Why is NEC different? Newport Education Centre on the Northern Beaches has over 30 years of experience in the field.  All of our teachers are qualified, caring and experienced (no university students). Tuition is either one-to-one or two-to-one, with all children working on their own individual programs. This means they are working on what they need to work on when they need it.  Our programs are designed according to...

 Tutors /  New South Wales

PLASST - Personalised Learning & Signposting Tool The PLASST is a web-based tool developed by the NSW Department of Education and Communities to assist teachers and learning and support teams in profiling the educational needs of students who may benefit from personalised learning and support. This is available to all NSW teaching professionals via the DEC portal. Teachers complete a set of questions for an individual student and PLASST generates a student profile report which highlights relative strengths and needs of the student and where they may benefit from support or adjustments. This student profile report can then be used to inform decision making and planning by teachers and learning and support teams, in consultation with parents or carers for the provision of personalised learning and support for the student. PLASST can be used for any student whom teachers believe has additional learning and support needs.

 ADHD Resources for Education Professionals /  New South Wales

Sharon Bramble is an educational consultant and the creator of ALERT Learning – a patented multi-sensory, learning system for educators, parents and students. Sharon began her career in education in 1997 when she established a learning centre in the Southern Highlands at which she tutored more than a thousand students of all ages and abilities. She developed a unique method of teaching which earned her a reputation as a remedial specialist working with children and adults with complex diagnoses and co-morbidities, including dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia and autism. In 2007, Sharon was approached by the principal of a primary school in south-west Sydney to train his staff in her unique methodology, for which she now holds an Australian patent. Before long, numerous primary schools were running the program and the Education Minister along with local MPs visited as NAPLAN results were the highest in the school’s history. In 2010, Sharon was invited to run a five-year trial at a Western Sydney high school during which she trained teachers across all subject areas. Throughout the trial the school achieved unprecedented NAPLAN results. In the fourth year, the school’s value-added growth (improvement) was the highest in New South Wales for every component of...

 Tutors /  New South Wales

Sharon Bramble is an educational consultant and the creator of ALERT Learning – a patented multi-sensory, learning system for educators, parents and students. Sharon began her career in education in 1997 when she established a learning centre in the Southern Highlands at which she tutored more than a thousand students of all ages and abilities. She developed a unique method of teaching which earned her a reputation as a remedial specialist working with children and adults with complex diagnoses and co-morbidities, including dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia and autism. In 2007, Sharon was approached by the principal of a primary school in south-west Sydney to train his staff in her unique methodology, for which she now holds an Australian patent. Before long, numerous primary schools were running the program and the Education Minister along with local MPs visited as NAPLAN results were the highest in the school’s history. In 2010, Sharon was invited to run a five-year trial at a Western Sydney high school during which she trained teachers across all subject areas. Throughout the trial the school achieved unprecedented NAPLAN results. In the fourth year, the school’s value-added growth (improvement) was the highest in New South Wales for every component of...

 Educational Specialist /  New South Wales

Small Steps Learning - Phillip Baldock Small Steps Learning is a tutoring company for students with additional needs including ADHD. We will locate tutors to meet your individual needs. Other services we provide include: assessment, advocacy and referral support, anxiety management, behaviour management, exam support, memory training, reading fluency/comprehension and mathematics, study skills, social skills, transition planning, life skills, motor skill development and coaching for students with disabilities/abilities. Available on the North Shore, Inner West, Southern & Eastern Suburbs.  

 Tutors /  New South Wales

I have been teaching and tutoring on the Northern Beaches since 2007. I tutor Maths and writing but also help with public speaking speeches, homework, spelling and Grammar, as well as NAPLAN testing. I have also worked with children on the spectrum and catered for their abilities in the classroom and home tutoring. I am available to work with kids who live close to Manly.

 Tutors /  New South Wales

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