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Learning about Literacy -> Learning to Read

  • 6 hours professional development live online
  • Science of Reading Research [90 minutes]
    • Including the process of diagnosis for a Specific Learning Difficulty [Reading] – (Dyslexia)
  • Assessment tools [90 minutes]
    • Universal Screening | Curriculum Aligned Assessments | Standardised Assessments
    • DIBELS, Acadience Reading, TILLS, CTOPP2, WRMT3, TOWRE 2, MOTIF, RAN | RAS, NGRT, NGST, Curriculum Based assessments aligned to a range of commercial & freely available Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programs commonly used in Australia
  • Intervention Options [90 minutes]
    • Features of an effective intervention session
    • Commercial & Non Commercial Resources
    • Tools for working with beginning readers & older readers
  • Case Studies [90 minutes]


  • Report Templates [TILLS | CTOPP2 | WRMT 3 | TOWRE 2 | RAN / RAS]


Individual Coaching Discount -> save 40% on an hour of coaching | professional support

[This individual professional support can count towards supervision hours for the new Speech Pathology Australia annual membership renewal requirements]


  • Bonus Webinar -> Supporting Tier 3 Learners with co-existing conditions
  • What do we know about the co-existance of Literacy Difficulties with
    • ADHD | DLD | Hearing Impairment | Autism | Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Complex Medical Conditions [Oncology | Chronic Heart Disease | FASD | Epilepsy]
  • How do we implement an evidence based approach for the rare and medically complex kids? What data drives our decision making?
  • How can we best support these students in school and clinic settings
  • Includes Case Studies
  • Live Online Event August 25 2022 [7:30-9pm] – in Speech Pathology Week


  • 12 months access to all recordings


By the completion of the training participants will understand

  • Key Science of Reading Research including but not limited to
  • The language basis of learning to read
  • The Role of Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness & Rapid Automatic Naming
  • The Neurological Basis of Learning to Read
  • Diagnostic process for Specific Learning Difficulties in Reading | Writing | Mathematics
  • Principles of Effective Instruction – Science of Learning Research
  • Principles of assessment & the tools available to assess for a range of purposes including Universal Screening, Diagnostic Assessment, Curriculum Based Assessment & Progress Monitoring.
  • Key components of an effective intervention session including commercial and non commercial resources available to support this process


Dates: 12:30pm – 2pm Thursday July 7 | 14 | 21 | 28 2022

All sessions are recorded with 12 months access.

Bonus Webinar Access is for 12 months

Cost: $420

[Use code EOFY to save 25% on individual registrations until midnight AEST June 30 2022]

[Includes over $200 of additional value]