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Specific Learning Disabilities VS Offending, A Key

Specific Learning Disabilities VS Offending - A Key

March 2004 the LBCTNZ has Jane Kirk of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland to visit New Zealand in March focussing on specific learning disabilities verses offending - The Key.

Whose problem? Whose action? Whose solution?

a.. The 1 day lecture will help you to understand how some of these conditions can lead to difficult patterns of behaviour.

b.. We will investigate the link between specific learning difficulties and deviant behaviour.

c.. Help equip you with strategies to help you to anticipate the development of these behaviours in young people, and to manage them.

d.. Provide you with information about how stress in the supporters/ teachers/youth aid officers/prison educator and more of the young people can be reduced and avoided.

By the end of the lecture/workshop you will have a richer understanding of different forms of specific learning difficulties and how they can affect the behaviour of individuals. And talk about what we need to help with change in New Zealand for those who are not in the academic area.

Some of you will know of the Learning and Behaviour Charitable Trust, pioneered by Moira Buchanan. The Trust aims to publicise the plight of children with specific learning disabilities and to provide expert interventions.(Youth Judge Andrew Becroft Dec 2003) As we have been experiencing over the 12 months gone the horrific statistics with CYFS, and our Education Literacy being that low, Universities are publicly saying that some of those who are entering Higher Education have not the literacy skills, the same is being said in those who are entering Teachers Training as well, we need to in 2004, endeavour to start the changes needed so all children are not left behind, as said by Minister of Education, August 2001 when he announced the Phonics were going to enter the early primary schools again in 2002, we are still waiting for this to be implemented, here is hoping that the statement announced only 2 weeks ago of the millions the Ministry are putting into Education will help those who do not fit the academic box.

As quoted by Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft in his December 2003 "Court" Newsletter the Trust emphasises that research shows that young people with ADHD and Dyslexia are over represented in juvenile crime (by 80%), youth suicide (by 31%), and substance abuse (by 80%). Internationally, a large percentage of prisoner (approximately 50%) has been shown to be dyslexic, or with limited literacy skills, this does not underestimate their intelligence. (Reid Gavin & Kirk Jane 1999).

Please contact Moira Buchanan to register on ph: 04 5677284, fx: 04 5678783, mb: 027 2475745


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Learning & Behaviour Charitable Trust NZ Proudly Presents for all

Whose problem? Whose action? Whose solution? Calling all of those who have our

NZ children Health, Welfare and Education as there Priority

Presented by our Overseas Patron Jane Kirk Specific Learning Difficulties VS Offending - A Key

By the end of the seminar you will have a richer understanding of different forms of specific learning difficulties and how they can affect the behaviour of individuals.

- Identify & Understanding - - - - - - Processing Difficulties

- Communication - - - - - - - - - - -- - - Attention

- Investigate the link- - - - - - - - - - - -Learning VS Deviant behaviour

- International Initiatives - - - - - - - - Share suggestions for NZ

- Introduce the Toolkit - - - - - - - - - - Engage in a workshop/forward planning

Please join us for this very timely event-tick the box of your venue location

Auckland, 22nd March-Grand Chancellor, Auckland Airport. 9.00am-4.00pm

Contact - Jan Brown - Ph 09 4209178-fax 09 4209187

- Hamilton, 23rd March - Novotel Tainui, Alma St, 9.00am-4.00pm

Contact - Jan Brown - Ph 09 4209178-fax 09 4209187

- Palmerston North, 25th March, Rydges Hotel, Fitzherbert St, 9.00am-4.00pm

Contact - Philippa Brunn - 06 3537039-fax 06 353703

- Wellington, 26th March, Angus Inn, Waterloo Rd, Lower Hutt, 9.00am-4.00pm

Contact - Moira Buchanan -04 5677284-fax 04 5678783

- Nelson, 30th March, Rutherford Hotel, Trafalgar S- (if numbers allow)9.00am-4.00pm

Contact - Moira Buchanan - 04 5677284-fax 04 5678783

- Christchurch, 31st March, Grand Chancellor, Cashel St, 9.00am-4.00pm

Contact - Moira Buchanan - 04 5677284-fax 04 5678783


Parents please contact your district co-ordinator.

Registrations close on the 17th March,(for catering no's)

(10% Early Bird if before 17th March)

Cost - $200.00 + GST - inclusive - morning tea-lunch-afternoon tea. Name:..............School/Organisation.............


Mob No:.............Email.....................

Number attending...........Invoice to...................

All Cheques for registration please make out to: LBCTNZ and post to

Russell Morgan Treasurer LBCTNZ

P O Box 136


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