LETRS addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven to be most effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia.
The LETRS course includes eight units of study, typically completed across two years. Each unit commences with a full-day workshop delivered via an online learning platform. Registration is for the first 4 units only and includes all materials and 4 full-day workshops across one year.
Participants then complete the online sessions in their own time. Each unit comprises six to eight online sessions, taking approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete.
Presenter: Peta Collins
Peta is an educational and developmental psychologist. She is an experienced presenter and trainer for Talk for Writing and Talk for Reading, and has been closely involved in the development of DSF's workshops in these exceptionally effective programs. Peta also delivers professional learning in a range of other topics and programs, including as a LETRS facilitator, and regularly works with schools and individual teachers to support the implementation of high-quality literacy instruction. Peta has a teaching qualification and uses a range of evidence-based programs in individual and small-group tuition with students of all ages who are experiencing literacy learning difficulties. As a senior psychologist at DSF, Peta supervises clinical staff, and regularly consults with families and teachers about learning difficulties and disorders.
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.