Award Recipient – Dr Nola Firth, Honorary Research Fellow: The University of Melbourne and Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
We are delighted to announce that A Night of Hope Inaugural Gala will mark the outstanding contribution to the national dyslexia cause by presenting Dr Nola Firth with our industry award named in her honour the Dr Nola Firth Outstanding Contribution to Dyslexia in Australia Award.
Originally a secondary teacher, Dr. Firth became a special education consultant and a president of Learning Difﬁculties Australia. She has over 30 years experience working with students who have learning disabilities, their parents, teachers, and other professionals. She is also co-author of a handbook for teachers entitled ‘Success and Dyslexia’ (published by ACER). She is a Churchill Fellow, was a member of the National Dyslexia Working Party and a presenter at the national Dyslexia Roundtable in 2014.
Dr Firth said she “truly feels honoured to be given the award,” and that she is “especially pleased about its establishment because it will in the future acknowledge others working in the often overlooked field of dyslexia.” She added that “there has been some encouraging progress but much research and advocacy work still needs to be done.”
Dr Firth joins an inspiring line up with event speaker Caitlin Iles, Capital xx, host George McEncroe and guest performer Ben Clark.
Join us for a fabulous evening in recognising and congratulating Dr Firth. Find out more here.
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