Kristin Anthian Specialist Educational and Developmental Consultant
I am a Specialist Educational and Developmental Consultant registered with Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA) and am currently on the LDA Council.
I work within primary schools and kindergartens supporting students experiencing learning differences and difficulties.
Referrals can be made through the LDA on line tutor search or by contacting me directly.
This is a private practice, that provides a fee paying service.
The provision of systematic, explicit, sequential instruction for primary school students, who are experiencing learning difficulties in literacy and numeracy, is the basis of my service. I also provide early literacy and numeracy support for preschool aged children.
I operate within the City of Wyndham (west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) and work accross the regions of Werribee, Wynhamvale, Hoppers Crossing, Pt Cook, Tarneit and Altona.
I use practices and intervention that are evidence based.
Diagnostic educational and developmental assessments for primary and preschool students are also available upon request.
While literacy and numeracy intervention are of primary importance, this is achieved by viewing the needs of the child within the context of their family and community, and through a wholistic child development approach. As such, student well being and mental health remain a high priority, as does the parent/professional partnership.
I have teaching degrees in Early Childhood Education and Primary, a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Intervention and a Masters Degree in Special Education and Inclusion. I am also hold certifications in a number of explict teaching approaches, including Systematic Synthetic and Linguistic Phonics.
I have worked in education for 30 years in a variety of roles, in specialist and inclusive settings; in direct instruction and in consultancy; for the private and public sector. I have worked within indigenous communities and within autism specific multidsciplinary teams.
I have a strong commitment to good inclusive practice, and celebrating diverse and exceptional learners. This variation in the human condition, through neurodiversity, is what makes us unique as human beings. It should be valued and respected. The right that all children are accepted and included successfully in their local schools and communities, is a strong driving force. My role is to help students access quality, timely and appropriate educational and developmental programs, to help them reach their full potential. Working with students from a strength model, rather than deficit, and capitalising on their current skills, knowledge and understanding to remediate and accomodate for areas of challenge, is a priority of my service.