Parent Advocacy and Information Day Melbourne

Tuesday 15th January 2019
9am - 3pm

St Joan of Arc Primary School
30 Dendy Street

Brighton, Victoria

The Parent Advocacy and Information day is aimed at family members of children with or at risk of dyslexia.

Often when a child is flagged or assessed as being dyslexic, families are unsure of what that actually means for their child and do not know where to begin in terms of best supporting their child academically and emotionally.

Our Parent Advocacy and Information days are designed to support families by giving them resources and information about how they can best advocate for their child at school, and support them at home.


Presentations will include: 

  • How you as parents can support your child by offering hands on support at home for dyslexia and dyscalculia.
  • Supporting a smooth transition from primary to secondary school.
  • Questions to ask when choosing a school.
  • Taking a look at how to offer hands on support at home for dyslexia.
  • Supporting a smooth transition from primary to secondary school.
  • A presentation regarding the use of Microsoft Tools to support students with learning differences at home.
  • How to communicate and set up rapport with your child’s school.
  • Understanding assessments and what they mean.



Troy Waller (Microsoft Australia)

Christine Clancy (Emotional Intelligence Consultant)

Sarah Asome (Teacher and Advocate)

Elise Cassidy (Speech Pathologist)

Julie Mavlian (Teacher, Advocate, Advisor for Five from Five)


BYO morning tea and lunch. To cut down on wastage, it will not be provided on the day.


**Tea and Coffee ONLY will be available for purchase.