The Letters and Sounds program effectively targets the development of oral language, reading, spelling and written expression in the early years in addition to providing an excellent structure for remediation in upper primary and beyond. It aligns with the achievement standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum (English) and has been shown to significantly improve whole-school literacy outcomes.
This two day interactive workshop provides teachers with a working knowledge of the six phases of Letters and Sounds from the oral language activities through to reading and writing fluency.
All attendees will be provided with a copy of the program plus a resource file and have the opportunity to purchase the Letters and Sounds manual at the discounted price of $36 (pre-order by email or purchase on the day of workshop).
Presenter: Lisa Watts
Lisa is a Registered Psychologist and a popular Sounds-Writ trainer working for DSF. In addition to training teachers, speech pathologists and prospective tutors in the Sounds-Write program, Lisa runs a wide range of workshops in the fields of literacy development and learning difficulties. She is DSF's Tutor Manager; overseeing the activities of 165 specialist literacy teachers and, as a DSF Psychologist, provides consultations and assesses students and adults with learning difficulties.