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LETRS – Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

SPELD NSW is pleased to advise that Dyslexia SPELD Foundation of WA will be offering an ONLINE LETRS course starting 30 July 2020.

 

LETRS addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven to be most effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia.

The LETRS course includes eight units of study, typically completed across two years.  Each unit commences with a full-day workshop delivered via an online learning platform.

Participants then complete the online sessions in their own time.  Each unit comprises six to eight online sessions, taking approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete.

Download the event flyer here.

Presenter: Mandy Nayton

Mandy Nayton is the CEO of DSF Literacy and Clinical Services and President of AUSPELD (the Australian Federation of Specific Educational Learning Difficulties Associations). She is an educational and developmental psychologist and qualified teacher with extensive experience in the field of literacy education. Mandy supports schools with literacy planning and provides professional development in the areas of literacy acquisition and intervention, vocabulary development, working memory and cognitive load, learning difficulties and the assessment of learning disorders. Mandy is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, has conducted research in collaboration with UWA, Curtin and Macquarie Universities, and was recently awarded an OAM for her services to education.

Cost:

$985 for the first 4 units, all materials and 4 full-day workshops.

$935.75 for DSF / SPELD Members (contact enquiries@speldnsw.org.au for member code)

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The NEW LETRS® program is a two-year course of study.

Units 1-4 in Year 1 Theoretical models from reading science; phonology, basic and advanced phonics; screening and educational diagnostic assessment

Units 5-8 in Year 2 Teaching vocabulary, language and reading comprehension

This LETRS course meets the following professional standards for teachers: 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 5.1.2, and 6.2.2

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