“I would unhesitatingly recommend Dr Giorcelli as a presenter or workshop leader for staff conferences, professional development days or in any other context where serious educational thinking based solidly in research evidence is required. Dr Giorcelli has contributed materially to the effectiveness of the teaching and learning programme at Barker College from year 3 to year 12 in the past three years in ways that have changed the way we think about our work and do it”.

Dr Rod Kefford
Barker College

"For many years, Prof Giorcelli and I have been close colleagues in
teaching , clinical work , policy and practical resource development,
research and community advocacy . Internationally, we have presented
lectures, convened conferences and advocated separately and together for
similar audiences, settings and subjects. Particularly, we jointly present a
program on language. learning and behaviour problems including autism,
learning disability and ADHD . In various countries this has been acclaimed
as practical, modern, robust and inspiring. Loretta's skills, knowledge and
teaching are remarkable and, in all her work, her modelling and implementing
collaboration is fresh and inspiring. Her advocacy for children with
disability and instruction towards their fulfilment are remarkable . She is
a star!"

Senior Staff Physician and Head Child Development Unit
Senior Paediatric Consultant
Children's Hospital Education Research Institute
Children's Hospital at Westmead, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

“Loretta is an inspirational teacher committed to engaging parents,
teachers and students in respectful partnerships.
Loretta provides parents with the hope and confidence to effectively support and advocate for their children at school.
Loretta’s passion for teaching shines through her presentations, which are brimming with humour, anecdotes and practical solutions based on sound pedagogy.
Loretta is a supreme collaborateur.
Loretta sees the best in students and works with parents and teachers to harness their strengths and support their areas of difficulty”.

Jude Foster
Fostering Partnerships

"For the past five years, Professor Loretta Giorcelli has made a significant
and enduring contribution to the progression of Inclusive Practices in
Brisbane Catholic Education. 
She is a gifted speaker who is highly regarded by classroom teachers,
specialist support personnel and school and system administrators".

Dr J S Kemp
Principal Education Officer - Equity Support Services
Brisbane Catholic Education

"The Australian Dyspraxia Support Group & Resource Centre Inc. proudly acknowledges our continued asssocation with Dr. Loretta Giorcelli, in her role as Honorary Patron of our national organisation. Dr Giorcelli is a passionate and dedicated advocate and aclaimed expert in the area of special education. We express our deepest gratitude to her for her willingness to help us raise the awareness and understanding of developmental dyspraxia".

Christine Meredith
Coordinator /President
Australian Dyspraxia Support Group & Resource Centre Inc.

"Dr. Loretta Giorcelli was the "Educator in Residence" at our College in 2001. During the weeklong program, she addressed staff, students and parents. Topics covered with the staff include "Differentiated Curriculum and Assessment"; " Metacognition/Active Learning"; "Thinking Skills"; and "Co-teaching". A teachers' 'Twilight Seminar' was offered focusing on "Improving the Educational Outcomes for All Students". The topic addressed at the parent evening was "The Parent's Role in Supporting Children's Learning". The feedback from all of these sessions was extraordinary. Staff and parents felt inspired, motivated and enthusiastic. The response was that they had learnt practical and effective strategies, which they felt competent and eager to implement.
The student sessions included boys from year 7 to year 12. Dr. Giorcelli was able to gear each presentation to the appropriate year level and held each group transfixed for the duration of the session. She demonstrated a genuine understanding of their needs and concerns. The boys were always enthusiastic to attend any sessions, which were available to them.
The general feedback from the whole school community was that it was the most effective, professional and worthwhile consultancy in the history of the College".

Mrs. Julie Dignam
Head of Faculty
Exceptional Learners
St. Joseph's College
Gregory Terrace
Brisbane Qld 4000

“Professor Loretta Giorcelli has provided invaluable inspiration and support to the Department of Education (Western Australia) at the system level and the individual school and teacher level as we develop more inclusive education policies and practices.”

John Brigg
Acting Assistant Director Student Services
Department of Education (Western Australia)
Western Australia

If you can only invite one speaker to your area to talk about AD/HD, then we
strongly recommend Prof. Giorcelli. As soon as I heard her speak the
first time I made up my mind that our next speaker would have to be her.

Clear, charismatic, knowledgeable, witty and willing to help in any way she
can, makes her a hard act to follow, but her friendliness and understanding
with parents endears her to both professionals and lay people alike. Some
of the comments our Group received after our Seminar in October 2002,
were 'She's the best speaker I have heard and believe me, I've heard a good
number'. Guests who were only planning on staying for the opening, stayed
until the Coffee Break.

Keep it up Loretta and our heartfelt thanks.

Tessa M. Anastasi
The AD/HD Family Support Group


© Keith Fletcher 2015