Brisbane Christian College is a Dyslexic friendly College and appplies a whole school approach to supporting Dyslexic children and families.
The Brisbane Christian college Dyslexia program is led by Mrs Kath Morrison. Kath offers a wealth of experience and holds a Masters Degree in Specific Learning Difficulties from Bangor University in Wales. As a College we are committed to supporting our students with Specific Learning Differences including Dyslexia.
Our students have the opportunity to participate in weekly specialist lessons with trained teachers based on the Bangor Dyslexia Teaching System and the Alpha to Omega Literacy program. These programs provide a structured, systematic, cumulative and multi-sensory approach to literacy learning and development, which increases the student’s awareness of the phonemic structure of words and allows for the revision and consolidation of sounds and combinations of sounds. These skills are critical to ensuring our SpLD students experience every success throughout their schooling.
Aside from these specialist lessons, the College continues to implement dyslexic friendly procedures, whilst further developing our relationships with external organizations and specialists.
As a College we would strongly recommend families seeking a diagnosis of dyslexia do so through an educational psychologist, according to the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority guidelines. Our Learning Enrichment Department can assist parents with a list of educational psychologists who can undertake these assessments.
I met the team at Brisbane Christian College in July of 2013 when they sent a group of staff members to a professional seminar “Raising Achievement in At risk Students.” Further discussion resulted in the development of policy and practice and a commitment by the school to run whole school professional development upskilling teachers and raising capability as a school in meeting the needs of students requiring additional support. Both the College and the community have demonstrated passion and commitment to assist third wave learners and particularly families with dyslexia reach new heights holistically. The College has committed substantial funding to work with me as a consultant and an international dyslexia specialist over a period of two years and express a desire to become leaders in education affecting change in policy and practice and the quality of education currently provided by the sector for third wave learners. Teachers are committed to learning and applying differentiated teaching practices, working with learner preferences and adopting new best practice strategies to ensure equity in educational opportunity exists for all students. It is a pleasure to work with a school demonstrating such vision working towards the provision of consistent best practice across the school through investing in professional development of all staff.
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