Sounds-Write: A High Quality Phonics Program for pre-service teachers & speech pathologists

Monday 21 November 2022 9:00AM - Tuesday 29 November 2022 3:30PM

Sounds-Write© is an evidence-based linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling.
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. Attendees are provided with the opportunity to practise the necessary teaching skills and extend their knowledge of the components of effective reading and spelling instruction.
Sounds-Write© is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in pre-school, years 1, 2 & 3 and also offers fast and highly effective intervention for students at all year levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling from Year 3 onwards.

This workshop is specifically for student teachers, speech pathologists and psychologists nearing the end of their training.  In order to ensure the cost is as affordable as possible, we are reducing the fees by 50%.  A current student ID is required at time of registration.  The course is not catered so please BYO lunch.

Presenter: Jo Ball
Jo is a popular DSF Sounds-Write Trainer and recently appointed Co-coordinator of the DSF Park Literacy Clinic. As a specialist Literacy teacher and advocate of evidence-informed practice, Jo has a long career leading and coaching school curriculum teams in both the UK and in Australia. She has extensive experience and training in a number of writing programs, including The Writing Revolution and Talk for Writing, and has used the Sounds-Write program in both classroom and therapeutic settings to significantly improve students’ reading and spelling skills. 


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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