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: Courtney McNally
Courtney is a DSF registered psychologist with extensive experience working in clinical and educational settings. She is dedicated to using high-quality evidence-based programs to teach literacy skills and is both a Sounds-Write and a Talk for Writing trainer. Courtney has a special interest in improving the outcomes for students with learning disorders through the provision of effective literacy instruction and has witnessed the impact of Sounds-Write in interventions settings first-hand through small group tuition.