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Distinguished Speaker
Dr. Loretta Giorcelli OAM
Altered Dreams
How learning differences impact the child and the family

November 17, 2020 (Virtual)

FOCUS is pleased to welcome back Dr. Giorcelli, one of the region's most experienced special education experts, to speak about the educational and related developmental issues that are critical for parents to understand when nurturing their children with dyslexia, dysgraphia,  AD/HD, and co-existing conditions such as anxiety, addictive behaviours, and low self-esteem.

Drawing upon her many years of experience, Dr. Giorcelli will suggest a research-based "Curriculum of the Home” designed to focus parental support.

She will draw a connection between the vulnerability of children and teens with additional needs and the resilience they need to develop in order to cope with life’s challenges.
  • Provision will be made for parents to send in questions or comments during the presentation. 
  • Notes from her presentation will be available to participants through FOCUS after the session.     

This event is for parents of children ages 3-18 years old.

Event Details

Date:     Nov 17, 2020 (Tuesday) 

Time:     5:00 - 7:00 PM (HKST)

Venue:   Virtual Workshop via Zoom 

Cost:      Member (HK$200); Non-member (HK$300)
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Dr. Loretta Giorcelli OAM

Celebrating 51 years working in education, Dr. Loretta Giorcelli OAM is one of Australia’s foremost education experts, providing incisive ideas for inclusive education to educational and medical bodies, schools, parents and community groups across Australia and internationally. 

Loretta trained as a primary and special education teacher in Queensland in the late 1960s, teaching students with a range of disabilities at preschool, primary and secondary levels in segregated, integrated and inclusive settings. She has taught in both the United Kingdom and Australia. 
As a professor at the University of New South Wales, she established the Certificate of Learning Disabilities and the Certificate of Integration Studies in 1993-94, She is a Visiting Professor to San Francisco State University.

In 2007 Loretta was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to education as a teacher, university professor and consultant in the areas of child development, special and inclusive education, particularly with regard to improving the learning outcomes of students with special needs in mainstream education.

Upcoming Events

Distinguished Speaker: Dr. Loretta Giorcelli
Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 (5 - 7 pm)
Teachers' Workshop (virtual)
Making Differentiation a Habit:  Strategies for accommodating learners in the busy classroom

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Monthly Roundtable (virtual)
details to follow

FOCUS is a respected provider of accurate, evidence-based information about mainstream learning differences and a welcoming community of parents and professionals who share the experience of supporting children with AD/HD and SpLD.  We are a Hong Kong-based charity whose members include parents, educators, counsellors and medical professionals.
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