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Kristin Anthian

Kristin Anthian Specialist Presenter

Website: https://edumazing.com/

Email: info@edumazing.com

Kristin has worked in education for 30 years. During this period she has taught in indigenous and transient communities, and specialist and inclusive settings. She has been employed as a Special Education Advisor and Family Service Co-ordinator as part of a multidisciplinary allied health team in Early Intervention and as a Preschool Field Officer and Assessment Officer. Kristin has worked for specialist Autism consultancy agencies, including Gateways Support Services in the Barwon Region, and convened on special education advisory boards. In 2014 she was involved in the VCAA VCE special provisions review focus groups and in 2017 on the VCAA VCE SEA (Special Exam Arrangements) Advisory Board for Specific Learning Difficulties.Kristin has worked in education for 30 years. During this period she has taught in indigenous and transient communities, and specialist and inclusive settings. She has been employed as a Special Education Advisor and Family Service Co-ordinator as part of a multidisciplinary allied health team in Early Intervention and as a Preschool Field Officer and Assessment Officer. Kristin has worked for specialist Autism consultancy agencies, including Gateways Support Services in the Barwon Region, and convened on special education advisory boards. In 2014 she was involved in the VCAA VCE special provisions review focus groups and in 2017 on the VCAA VCE SEA (Special Exam Arrangements) Advisory Board for Specific Learning Difficulties.Her qualifications include degrees in Early Childhood Education and Primary, a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Intervention and a Master’s degree in Special Education and Inclusion. She is a member of the University of Melbourne and Deakin University Alumni, and The Golden Key International Honour Society.Kristin is a VIT registered teacher who currently works as a private practitioner consulting with schools, early childhood settings and families to support students with diverse and exceptional learning needs. She is an accredited Consultant, as well as past Council member (2015-2017), for Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA), a Certified Dyslexia Therapist, a past professional member of the ADA, and provides private tuition to students experiencing obstacles in their learning. Additionally, she is a member of the Developmental Disorders of Language and Literacy network at Macquarie University and is a certified Special Educator with the Australian Institute of Special Educators.Kristin is accredited in a number of evidence based approaches to support learners experiencing difficulties. These include 5 days of training in Sounds-Write Linguistic Phonics from the UK and more than 70hours of Orton Gillingham Structured Language training, accredited by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), from a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) in the U.S.She delivers professional development opportunities to teaching staff and individual student assessment and programs. Kristin presented at the 2013 Critical Agendas International Special Needs Conference on supporting learners with ADHD. In 2016 she presented at the AEU TLN (Australian Education Union Teacher Learning Network) Learning Disability Conference on Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia; then on Assessing Learning Difficulties for Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA); for the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on Explicit and Systematic Phonics and LD; and ran 4 workshops at the Sunitafe Mildura Spotlight on Disability Conference.

During 2017 she presented a workshop on Morphology and Morphological awareness at the 3 day Language, Literacy and Learning Conference in Perth for the Dyslexia Speld Foundation (DSF) of Western Australia, further workshops for ACER on the Little Learners Love Literacy program, and on Navigating VCE with a Specific Learning Difficulty for SPELD Vic and LDA at Swinburne University. In 2018, she presented to 160 EAL Educators for the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) on teaching systematic phonics and phonological awareness at The New Arrivals Program Professional Learning Conference, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Kristin is a regular presenter for Edumazing and at schools throughout Victoria.During 2017 she presented a workshop on Morphology and Morphological awareness at the 3 day Language, Literacy and Learning Conference in Perth for the Dyslexia Speld Foundation (DSF) of Western Australia, further workshops for ACER on the Little Learners Love Literacy program, and on Navigating VCE with a Specific Learning Difficulty for SPELD Vic and LDA at Swinburne University. In 2018, she presented to 160 EAL Educators for the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) on teaching systematic phonics and phonological awareness at The New Arrivals Program Professional Learning Conference, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Kristin is a regular presenter for Edumazing and at schools throughout Victoria.She has been published in the LDA Bulletin, on the Dyslexia International Website and was included in the acknowledgement section of the 2017 publication “Making Sense of Interventions for Children with Developmental Disorders: A Guide for parents and professionals”, co-authored by Professor Pamela Snow, for her contribution to sourcing research on the chapter titled Reading. Kristin has previously contributed to the learning2read website, developed by author Fay Tran and researcher Dr. Molly De Lemos OA.Kristin is passionate about employing and advocating evidence based practice and explicit instruction for students with literacy based learning difficulties and supporting educators to ensure high-quality teaching and early intervention for students with complex learning needs.Kristin is the mother of two fabulous children, one being an 18 year old son with Asperger Disorder and a Specific Learning Disorder/Dyslexia who is currently completing his final years of school.

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