Grasp The Nettle

def: To deal boldly with a challenging situation: to face a difficulty and grapple with it without avoiding it.


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Understanding Learning Disabilities - Swinburne University Learning Disabilities Project

  • Defining Learning Disabilities
  • Ensuring success for students with a learning disability

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John – a self taught learner

  • A misdiagnosis
  • Learning to learn
  • Determination to achieve

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John – a self taught learner (Word, 57kb, 9p)

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Leanda's Journey

  • Support from friends and family
  • Setting goals
  • Knowing strengths

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Reece - gaining strength through success

  • How to disclose
  • Strategies for success
  • Sharing the experience

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Reece – gaining strength through success (Word, 57 kb, 9p)

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Vassie's experience

  • Transition from school to TAFE
  • Courage to share

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Rosalind L - empowerment through a diagnosis

  • Holding on to your strengths
  • The impact of an Assessment

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Melissa’s story

  • The importance of family
  • Confidence to disclose

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Tony - Being your own advocate

  • Knowing your disability
  • Empowerment through self advocacy
  • Time well spent

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Oliver's Transition

  • Success in transition
  • The learning experience

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Loretta - a story of perseverance

  • Using your Assessment
  • Pathways after TAFE

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Bernie - an inspiration for all

  • The journey
  • Conversations
  • Beyond the school experience

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