Mahurangi Kahui Ako (community of learning) will host an information evening on dyslexia this month. Among the topics discussed will be what happens in the brain for dyslexic-type learners and how parents and teachers can work with them to make the most of their gifts and engage them in learning.
The speaker will be dyslexia specialist Jeanie Raffills who has taught primary, secondary and adult students who have difficulty learning to read, write and spell, and who are often hampered by low self-esteem.
About 5 to 10 per cent of New Zealand learners are diagnosed as dyslexic, more than 20 per cent have dyslexic-type traits and many disengaged learners have dyslexic-type traits.
The evening will be held at Horizon School Auditorium, Snells Beach on Tuesday, March 26, at 6.30pm. Admission free.