Shirley Houston



Member since
10/05/2012

Shirley Houston

Promoting a sound start to learning

Shirley has a Masters degree in Special Education and has been teaching in the area of Special Needs for 30 years. She has taught in government and independent schools, primary and secondary, universities and TAFE. Shirley has also taught in several states of Australia and in the U.S. Her particular interests are specific learning difficulties, early childhood, education of young gifted children and literacy. She loves travel, reading and music.

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Synthetic Phonics - Fast and Fun - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

Excellent – great content and resources.

Synthetic Phonics - Fast and Fun - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

Concise with extra resources if wanted

Synthetic Phonics - Fast and Fun - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

interesting

Synthetic Phonics - Fast and Fun - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

The course content was relevant.

Synthetic Phonics - Fast and Fun - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

Highly relevant and loved the links to additional resources.

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

Really detailed and relevant

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this course.  It gave just enough background to help me understand without going ‘over the top’.  The amount of strategies recommended to assist dyslexic students in the classroom was amazing.  I will definitely implement many of these in the classroom.  The course also helped me realise that we do not have a whole school school approach, so I will be looking further into that in the future. ,  are we doing enough

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

excellent

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

Even though it was described as for upper primary and secondary, I found it very interesting, informative and helpful with my dyslexic student in year 2. This course was identified as being for Upper Primary and Secondary. As a teacher of a year 2 dyslexic student, I decided to enrol anyway, as I thought that there could be things relevant to all dyslexic students. I am so glad I did, as I found the whole course to be interesting, informative and relevant to the needs of myself as a teacher, but also to how I can support my dyslexic student to help him identify his strengths and difficulties and build up his resilience. - Kathy -

Making Maths Dyslexia Friendly - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

good

Making Maths Dyslexia Friendly - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

Very informative. Thanks Shirley for putting this invaluable information together for all the teachers! - Mrs Monica Sood. - Orange High School.

Dyscalculia: The Dyslexia of Maths - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

Highly relevant, informative with practical strategies for the classroom An excellent course with academic content and practical strategies.
Nicole Saap

Dyscalculia: The Dyslexia of Maths - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

This course was excellent. I found the information east to read and the resources provided invaluable.

Dyscalculia: The Dyslexia of Maths - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

The course is very informative and an adequate research has been done for all the information.

Dyscalculia: The Dyslexia of Maths - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

This course has been extremely relevant to my role as a Learning Support teacher in assisting students in Mathematics classes with mainstream and Life Skill NESA Mathematics programs. This course has been extremely relevant to my role as a Learning Support teacher. In fact all teachers of Mathematics should do a course like this as there are so many students who have a diagnosis of Dyscalculia and of course those who do not. The importance of Mathematics as a real life skill cannot be underestimated and all students who be encouraged to develop these skills to function in real life.
Michele Langdon
Academic Support Coordinator
Loreto Kirribilli

Dyscalculia: The Dyslexia of Maths - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

This course has been extremely relevant and assisted my understanding of the breadth of the condition of Dyscalculia. My skills in assisting in Mathematics classes and Life Skill program development have improved significantly. More tools in my tool belt so to speak. This is an excellent course providing essential knowledge for all teachers of Mathematics. To have an understanding of the breadth of difficulty that students who have been diagnosed with Dyscalculia is so important. These students are in all of our classes and it so important that they develop the essential life skills in Mathematics as the very basic.
Michele Langdon
Academic Support Coordinator
Loreto Kirribilli

Dyscalculia: The Dyslexia of Maths - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

Well explained with many practical tips. Steven Wood. Maronite College of the Holy Family.

Dyscalculia: The Dyslexia of Maths - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

great info

Dyscalculia: The Dyslexia of Maths - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

There was a lot of content in this course. But all was helpful for secondary

Dyscalculia: The Dyslexia of Maths - Shirley Houston
02/09/2019

This course has highlighted all the resources available to our school for catering to better programs for our students.