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Sounds-Write is an evidence-based phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing. This four day intensive course offers an instructional method that is structured, cumulative, sequential and explicit; all of which are strongly recommended for teaching children to read and spell. It places emphasis on providing practice that is grounded in physical, concrete experience of the skills and conceptual understanding that students need to assimilate. Sounds-Write is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in foundation, Year 1 and Year 2, and also offers fast and highly effective intervention for children at all year levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling from Year 3 onwards.
* Please note: This workshop runs on Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th March, Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th April
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.