UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN READING DIFFICULTIES, PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS, PHONEMIC AWARENESS AND PHONICS: WHAT EVERY TEACHER AND PARENT SHOULD KNOW.
In this presentation, passionate speech-language pathologist Dr. Bartek Rajkowski will summarise what the latest research tells us about the most important skills involved in learning to read. Dr. Rajkowski will provide an overview of reading difficulties and dyslexia as well as a summary of his doctoral research, which was an investigation of the relationship between reading ability and the brain’s aptitude for storing and processing information about the speech sounds of language (phonological processing skills). Dr. Rajkowski will also discuss the latest in reading research and his own findings within the context of the increasingly evident ‘research to practice gap’ in the Australian education system, offering suggestions for improvement designed to achieve better reading outcomes for all students, especially those with reading difficulties.
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