Professional Development

LDANZ Conference & AGM 2017

The national conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of New Zealand will be held on the weekend of 8th and 9th July 2017 at the Palmerston North Convention Centre (345 Main Street, Palmerston North).

The conference theme of Empowering Learning provides a focus on understanding and overcoming obstacles to learning commonly faced by school-aged students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.

Those interested in attending the 2017 LDANZ Conference are advised to arrange their travel and accommodation well in advance. Full information about conference presenters, topics & registration will be placed on the LDANZ website and emailed out to members by the end of March.

LDANZ Conferences

Online Professional Development Courses

LDANZ - Working Memory Course: intrinsic to academic progress

This course provides an introductory understanding of the importance of working memory to learning, and possible ways of strengthening working memory to empower learning. The author of this course is Sheryn Comrie. 

Please click on the following link for more information or to enroll on this course:  Working Memory Course


NZAOT - Difficulties With Handwriting Course

An online course for anyone who supports children in kindergarten or school to become a literate person. Rita presents practical solutions and techniques that can assist with three very common problems for children who experience difficulties with handwriting.

 These include:
• pencil grasp
• letter formation
• self monitoring skills

Please click on the following link for for information or to enroll on this course: Difficulties with Handwriting