Dyslexia: The invisible disability
Dyslexia is sometimes referred to as the invisible disability. It is estimated to affect 10 to 15 per cent of the population. It is a lifelong, inherited condition that has a neurological cause.
Opening remarks at the policy roundtable
Here is the link for the recent Federal roundtable consultation on dyslexia with Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne.
SPELD Victoria will be interested to see the outcomes from this!
Follow link for more information!
Individual counseling sessions with a qualified psychologist are now available at SPELD for clients experiencing stress and anxiety or other emotional difficulties.
Often parents will benefit from support in understanding their child or young person’s specific learning problems and the strategies and pathways which will best suit their needs and of course looking after the parents emotional needs as well.
Clients who have been diagnosed with a specific learning disorder may need support and information relating to strategies to manage a job role or a study course. Each person will experience different emotional reactions and concerns and may benefit from counseling to discuss particular issues.
Appointments can be booked with a qualified SPELD Victoria psychologist by phoning SPELD on 9480 4422. The fee for a one hour counseling session is $150.
Medicare will only provide rebates for counseling sessions where clients have been referred by a GP and where a mental health Care Plan has been prepared by the GP. Rebates may be available from Private Health Insurers for individuals who have private health cover. This will vary depending on the type of extras cover provided by each client’s particular health insurer.
Dyslexia research survey
Can you help?
SPELD Victoria is supporting research by Katherine Levi, phD student, Department of Social Work, Melbourne University (Human Research Ethics Committee Approval No.1238564.1).
The research is on the views and experiences of parents with a child 7-18 with dyslexia.
The survey takes around 30-40 mins to complete and is entirely ananymous and confidential. Your views will be greatly appreciated.