An Introduction to the Science of Reading - Free Parent Session

Wednesday 9 February 2022 9:30AM - 11:30AM

The “Science of Reading” refers to the research that reading experts (including cognitive scientists and psychologists) have conducted on how we learn to read.  
This workshop is both informative and practical. It provides parents and caregivers with an accessible overview of the science of reading and also offers attendees a number of evidence-informed strategies that will support the development of language and literacy in the home. 

NB: Please read our vaccination requirements below.

Presenter: Mandy Nayton

Mandy-Resized.jpgMandy Nayton is the CEO of DSF Literacy and Clinical Services and President of AUSPELD (the Australian Federation of Specific Educational Learning Difficulties Associations). She is an educational and developmental psychologist and qualified teacher with extensive experience in the field of literacy education. Mandy supports schools with literacy planning and provides professional development in the areas of literacy acquisition and intervention, vocabulary development, working memory and cognitive load, learning difficulties and the assessment of learning disorders. Mandy is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, has conducted research in collaboration with UWA, Curtin and Macquarie Universities, and was recently awarded an OAM for her services to education.


Please note:  Full vaccination is now a condition of entry to DSF

  • From Monday January 31st  2022, all visitors to DSF will need to check in via the Service WA App, which will identify vaccination status. Clients or visitors who have not downloaded the App can use an alternative means of evidence such as their digital certificate from myGov; the Medicare Express Plus Mobile App; or, a printed copy of their vaccination status plus ID.
  • This requirement is for all persons 16 years and over (including parents, students and any person accompanying a child).


DSF Literacy Services has a ‘no refund’ policy. The exception would be when a Professional Learning Course had to be cancelled by the Foundation. All other requests for cancellation will be invited to re-register for another session. Late cancellation (less than 48 business hrs) will necessitate the Foundation deducting an administration fee of $25.00 and transferring the balance to another Professional Learning Course.
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