ADHD Australia Education Summit: Building Brighter Pathways - SPELD NSW

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ADHD Australia Education Summit: Building Brighter Pathways

ADHD Australia is showcasing and discussing existing and new educational resources to support educators and students with ADHD.
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 

This event was created to showcase the findings from the ADHD Australia education survey and to discuss existing educational resources and new resources to support educators and students with ADHD.

The MC award-winning journalist, Wendy Tuohy from the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, will introduce speakers and moderate a discussion with a panel of experts on resources and support for educators and students.

Speakers & Topics

Dr Kathy Gibbs: ADHD Australia education survey outcomes report

Dr Erin Leif: Positive Behaviour Support and ADHD: Preventative, practical and person-centre

Trish Rymer: OLT: ADHD professional learning for teachers

Dr Michele Toner: ADHD WA teacher PD programme

Jazz Goldberg: Neutopia Prototype

Matt Tice: Neutopia Prototype

Panel Topics

  • What current education resources are useful to support our students with ADHD?
  • The student perspective: Do you think students with ADHD are supported by their teachers?
  • What other training and resources do you think Educators need to better support our students with ADHD? And how can we make these resources for teacher training more accessible?


Trish Rymer | Online Training Australia

Educational Consultant for Online Training in Australia; MSc Education Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK; BA (Honours) Developmental Psychology, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK; Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Students with Special Educational Needs, University of Hull, UK.

Dr Kathy Gibbs | Griffith University

Lecturer, School of Education and Professional Studies at Mt Gravatt Campus, Griffith University; Professional Advisor for ADHD Australia.

Dr Samantha Hornery | Learning Links

PhD (Dyslexia Interventions), Bachelor of Education Primary); Product Innovation; Education Manager, Learning Links; Private tutor and advocate for students with learning difficulties.

Doris Hopkins PAAA

Lead of a National advocacy group – Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia (PAAA) since 2018. Passionate advocate for parents and carers of individuals with ADHD, mum of two primary school aged children and marketing executive in the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr Erin Lief | Monash University

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst – Doctoral (1-08-4210); Senior Lecturer and Course Leader (Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis) at Monash University, School of Educational Psychology and Counselling and Faculty of Education.

Aruna Iyengar | LUCID/Advocate

Parent of two teenage children – a girl aged 16 and a boy aged 14 (one of whom has ADHD), Uber driver, chef, tutor, basketball rebounder and owner of a market research agency, LUCID.

Dr Michele Toner | ADHD WA

OAM, PhD, MSpEd (hons): Chair of ADHD WA, ADHD Coach and Consultant, and author of ADHD WA Teacher Training Program.

Matt Eastman | Special Education Teacher

Special education teacher and Assistant Principal in a primary school in South-Western Sydney, President of Canterbury Bankstown Teachers Association, and sits on the NSW Teachers Federation State Council and Executive.

Lukas Barker | ADHD Student

Year 6 student, ADHD advocate, and a lover of LEGO.

Simon da Roza | Exceptional Learners

Principal Divergent Coach; Exceptional Learners, teacher with 33 years experience, and a dad of divergent learners – identifies as a divergent learner.


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