Jade’s dyslexia campaign continues

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Jade in the West

Year 8 student Jade Wheeler, who was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of eight, recently began campaigning for improved teacher training in dyslexia education.

After advocating passionately to politicians and university vice-chancellors for the past several months, Jade has won the support of Education Minister Sue Ellery MLC who is helping promote her campaign to the Federal Minister for Education and WA universities.

Jade has previously spoken with Hon Dr Mike Nahan MLA (Member for Riverton/Shadow Minister for Planning; Asian Engagement) and was invited by UWA Vice Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater to meet with herself and a member of her team to further discuss the cause.

Jade’s campaigning began in Year 3 and, with the support of her parents and the College, has gained increased traction and attention over the past six years.