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.
Presenter: Kim Bloor
Kim is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with extensive experience delivering professional learning to schools throughout Western Australia. She has worked at DSF since 2010 and is a popular Sounds-Write trainer. As a senior psychologist at DSF, Kim supervises clinical staff, and regularly consults with families and teachers. Since completing her Sounds-Write training, Kim has been using the program with students and regularly works with school staff on the implementation of Sounds-Write at a classroom and school level.