Training is available to New Zealand registered teachers who wish to specialise in order to work with those seeking help primarily with literacy struggles.
We have investigated a number of SLD teacher training programmes and certificates and are able to discuss the various options with you. For further information, please contact us using the Contact Us page.
For teachers wishing to become registered with LDANZ, as a specialist LD teacher, the course/certificate you take will need to be one acceptable to LDANZ. The applicant must be a fully qualified trained teacher. The options available will be discussed with you. For further information, please contact us using the Contact Us page.
Teacher Training Options
4 week online course ‘What is Dyslexia? An in-depth look’ hosted by the Dyslexia Training Institute, USA
This course is offered five times each year.
To find out more about this course, start dates and registering click here: www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org/classes_what-is-dyslexia.html
Text: Sally Shaywitz, Overcoming Dyslexia Second Edition (2020)
An equivalent course, gaining knowledge and understanding of dyslexia, would be considered for cross crediting. Please use the Contact Us page, providing the details of the course provider, an overview of the course and when you completed it.
This is currently under redevelopment.
Mentorship for first 12 – 18 months of teaching as a LDANZ Teacher
Parents and Teacher Aides
From time to time LDANZ offers a limited number of training places for suitably qualified applicants wishing to become registered learning disability assessors. To discuss a possible application, please contact us using the Contact Us page.
With Woodcock-Johnson IV (Australasian Adaptation)
An academic background containing relevant tertiary qualifications in psychometric assessment and personality theory at an advanced level.
A fully trained New Zealand teacher qualification with classroom teaching experience or, as a minimum, has a tertiary qualification in education/teaching with practical knowledge of classroom teaching and practice.
Online Professional Development Courses
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.
Self monitoring skills
Please click on the following link for for information or to enroll on this course: Difficulties with Handwriting