Internationally renowned reading researcher Dr David Kilpatrick recently visited Australia on a National Tour with Learning Difficulties Australia.
Dr Kilpatrick is the author of the excellent Essentials of Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties and Equipped for Reading Success.
Port Macquarie Speech Pathologist Mary Cameron attended the Sydney event with Dyslexia Support Mid North Coast Kelly King and Jane Mackenzie, local speech pathologist at Growing Minds.
Surprisingly, the reading research reveals even for irregular words, such as yacht, a reader still uses some phoneme awareness, letter sound knowledge and phonological long-term memory in order to retrieve the word. #LDAKilpatrick pic.twitter.com/Xg59tu3zrM
— five from five (@FIVEfromFIVE) August 29, 2019
The Early Connections Literacy team launched in 2019 to offer early assessment and evidence-based intervention for children aged 4 – 12 with learning difficulties. Download flyer
Thanks to a second grant from CSU Education Community-University Partnerships (CUP) we can purchase new catch up Decodable Readers for older struggling readers.
Mary is looking forward to putting her learnings from the Dr David Kilpatrick Tour into practice to equip children with essential skills for reading.
Find out more about the Early Connections Literacy Team.