Toni Monaghan will share her personal story about living with dyslexia.

Toni is a Brisbane teacher with dyslexia who has spent her life listening to other people’s misconceptions about it. Through hard work and persistence she has developed a love of reading and writing which she hopes to pass on to her students with dyslexia.

She attended university as a mature-age student and graduated with a Bachelor of Education. She has taught at all levels of school — kindergarten, primary and high school.

Toni has many insights to share about learning to read and developing a love of reading, the challenges people with dyslexia face at university, and battling against other people’s misconceptions about dyslexia.

I did not have a natural love of reading but developed this in time thanks to my parents’ persistence. The thought of writing made my stomach churn and my hands shake. I avoided it at all costs. However, I finally came to realise that writing was a tool that would help me to appreciate the world around me.
Toni Monaghan

Date:              Tuesday 23 October
Time:              6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Venue:            Ashgrove Bowls Club
RSVP:             Bookings essential as places are limited.
Cost:               Free
Book online (to attend the AGM for members following the presentation, book here)

The event will also include a short presentation by the Literacy Foundation for Children and a display about assistive technology. Light refreshments will be provided.

Proudly hosted by the Literacy Foundation for Children as part of Dyslexia Awareness Month.

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