Swinburne has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Specific Learning Difficulties Association (SPELD) Victoria to assist and support the experience of students who live with specific learning difficulties.
SPELD Victoria, established 1969, is a not-for-profit organisation and charity that works to provide support for people with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia.
Professional development workshops targeting secondary students as they transition to university have already been established as part of the partnership.
Navigating VCE with a Specific Learning Difficulty took place in May and a follow-up workshop titled Transitioning to TAFE or University with a Specific Learning Difficulty will be held on Thursday 29 June 2017.
Anthony Gartner, Manager of Student Equity and AccessAbility services at Swinburne, will be presenting at the upcoming event.