May Co-sponsored Event

Matsuyama JALT and East Shikoku JALT are inviting you to a Zoom presentation with Alexandra Burke on Students in the back and on the edge: neurodiverse students and your teaching methods

Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021

Time: 14:00 – 16:00 (Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo)

Cost: Free to JALT members and non-members.

Location: via Zoom. No public link will be provided, so if you’re interested, you can register in advance for this meeting: (Click here)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In this workshop, we will talk about students who do unexpected things when they are set a task. In fact, they may read, write, organize, and use their time very differently because of slight learning differences. This session will introduce what the differences are between dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, dyspraxia, autism, and vision. It will also give you some ideas on what you, as a teacher, can do to help all students achieve. Learning differences affect about 10% or more of the population, so you probably have more than one neurodiverse student in your class. Bring your questions.

Alexandra Burke has taught at all levels in the Japanese public education system, from kindergarten to university, since 2005. Her professional background is public policy research. Alex has been working with teachers on how to help neurodiverse students in the mainstream classroom context. She has presented within Japan and overseas.

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