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69 Goodwood Rd
Wayville, SA, 5034

1300 66 99 40

Reading Doctor® Software is being described by educators as a breakthrough in teaching children to read and spell. Our computer software and tablet apps strengthen skills found through research to be crucial in helping students of all ages to improve their literacy skills. Teaching vital reading skills such as phonological & phonemic awareness, letter-sound knowledge, decoding and sight word recognition is easy with our unique, multi-sensory, patent pending teaching platform. Reading Doctor® Software is designed by leading speech-language pathologist and reading development expert Dr. Bartek Rajkowski, PhD. Regardless of whether you are a teacher, a reading specialist, a person learning English or a parent, we sincerely hope our programs become your favourite teaching tool!

Melbourne 2017 Workshop "Teaching kids to read: Incorporating the latest insights from research to help kids thrive!"

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Melbourne 2017 Workshop "Teaching kids to read: Incorporating the latest insights from research to help kids thrive!"

  • Location: The Treacy Centre 126 The Avenue Parkville, VIC, 3052 Australia (map)

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Melbourne | 16th June 2017 | The Treacy Centre - 126 The Avenue Parkville VIC 3052

Early bird price $180 + GST (before 16/5/17), regular price $200 + GST.

Intended audience: 

Teachers and support staff, parents of children with reading difficulties, speech pathologists, educational psychologists and other professionals involved in teaching children to read.

 

The Workshop

Part 1 - The Latest in Literacy Research: How do children learn to read? Why do some students struggle with reading?

 

An Introduction to:

  • The sounds of English: phonemes
  • Writing in sounds: graphemes
  • Beats in words: syllables
  • Units of meaning: morphemes
  • Regular and irregular words

 

The Reading Process

  • How children learn to read and which skills are important in reading

 

Why Some Students Struggle with Reading

  • The latest in reading research
  • What Dyslexia is, and what causes it
  • What is phonological processing?
  • What causes phonological processing difficulties?
  • What are phonological representations?

 

Teaching Kids to Read

  • Why teaching reading is difficult
  • What research tells us about how best to teach students to read
  • What is the best way to teach children with learning difficulties to read?

 

Part 2 - Using Reading Doctor® programs and apps

 

This workshop will explore Reading Doctor® Software programs and apps including: Reading Sounds 1 Pro (PC program)

  • Letter Sounds 1 & 2 Pro / Blending Sounds 1 Pro / Sight Words 1 Pro (iPad / android / Mac)
  • Word Builder (iPad)

 

How does Reading Doctor Software work?

  • Reading Doctor Software teaching philosophy and methodology
  • Explanation of the multisensory scaffolding support system
  • Explanation of the 'Rapid Learning Matrix'
  • Explanation of the 'Rapid Learning Matrix' - the self-adjusting, multisensory scaffolding system

 

How do Reading Doctor Programs and apps help you to teach:

  • Letter sounds
  • Blending
  • Consonant blends
  • Segmentation
  • Whole word recognition
  • 1st 200 sight words 

 

How to teach the most crucial skills to beginning readers using Reading Doctor practical suggestions and guided hands on instruction in teaching:

  • Letter sounds
  • Blending
  • Consonant blends
  • Segmentation
  • Whole word recognition
  • 1st 200 sight words 

as well as

  • Vocabulary
  • Language skills

 

Guided, interactive tutorials on:

  • Setting up
  • Letter-Sounds activities
  • Blending activities
  • Segmentation activities
  • Consonant blend activities
  • Sight words activitiesCreating,
  • Saving and loading custom activities

 

How to create:

  • Word families
  • Minimal pair activities 
  • Auditory discrimination activities
  • Activities for improving vocabulary

 

How to use:

  • The testing facility
  • The flashcard printing facility
  • Student record keeping functions

Also covers:

  • Suggested order of activities 
  • Monitoring progress 
  • Tailoring activities to individual students
  • Suggestions for incorporating Reading Doctor into your teaching

Includes many practical suggestions for teaching students to read based on Dr. Bartek Rajkowski's clinical experience.

Please Note: 

For the benefit of participants, part of the session will be practical, hands-on workshop, so please bring your laptop and/or your Android / iPad for this session. For occupational health and safety reasons, we cannot guarantee that there will be power for every laptop so please ensure that your laptop batteries are fully charged.

Early bird price $180 + GST (before 16/5/17), regular price $200 + GST.

To register and purchase a ticket please click 'register':

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