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LDA AWARDS 2021

LDA is pleased to announce that nominations and applications are open for the 2021 LDA awards. The closing date...
LDA is pleased to announce that nominations and applications are open for the 2021 LDA awards. The closing date for the award nominations and applications is Friday 25th June.
LDA is pleased to announce that nominations and applications are open for the 2021 LDA awards. The closing date for the award nominations and applications is Friday 25th June.
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The Science of Effective Reading Instruction: Theory and Practice

Not sure how a comprehensive reading approach taught explicitly looks like? Join Associate Professor Lorraine Hammond, Jared Bussell, Jordan...
Not sure how a comprehensive reading approach taught explicitly looks like? Join Associate Professor Lorraine Hammond, Jared Bussell, Jordan O’Sullivan and Brooke Wardana for a day that focuses on both the Science of Reading and how to teach it.
Not sure how a comprehensive reading approach taught explicitly looks like? Join Associate Professor Lorraine Hammond, Jared Bussell, Jordan O’Sullivan and Brooke Wardana for a day that focuses on both the Science of Reading and how to teach it.
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The new edition of the Bulletin is here!

The central theme of this issue is Comprehension – one of the basic dimensions of the Simple View of Reading. We all...
The central theme of this issue is Comprehension – one of the basic dimensions of the Simple View of Reading. We all know intuitively what it feels like to understand (or not understand, or only partly understand) something that we read or hear, but...
The central theme of this issue is Comprehension – one of the basic dimensions of the Simple View of Reading. We all know intuitively what it feels like to understand (or not understand, or only partly understand) something that we read or hear, but the concept of ‘comprehension’ is difficult to define objectively, and it becomes even more elusive when we try to assess it. Comprehension presents teachers with huge challenges in the classroom. It is not only difficult to know when a student is not understanding and why they are not understanding, but also a challenge to know what to do to help. Supporting comprehension, however, is one of the most important things a teacher can do.
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2021 Learning Difficulties Conference

The Biennial 2021 Joint Conference for Learning Difficulties is hosted by Speld Qld, LSTAQ and LDA and will be...
The Biennial 2021 Joint Conference for Learning Difficulties is hosted by Speld Qld, LSTAQ and LDA and will be held on 16 and 17 September 2021 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for this year's Conference is Relevance...
The Biennial 2021 Joint Conference for Learning Difficulties is hosted by Speld Qld, LSTAQ and LDA and will be held on 16 and 17 September 2021 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for this year's Conference is Relevance and Revelations: Responding to Learning Difficulties. The Conference will consist of both formal presentations and a series of interactive workshops. Topics include theory and practice workshops and papers. Keynote Speakers Thursday 16 September 2021: Professor Pamela Snow Friday 17 September 2021: Toni Hatten-Roberts
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Victorian e-Petition: Mandatory Year 1 Phonics Check

Victorians please consider supporting the e-petition to request that the Legislative Council call on the Department of Education to...
Victorians please consider supporting the e-petition to request that the Legislative Council call on the Department of Education to invest in the future of Victorian children by mandating the Phonics Screening Check for Yr 1 students in all Victorian...
Victorians please consider supporting the e-petition to request that the Legislative Council call on the Department of Education to invest in the future of Victorian children by mandating the Phonics Screening Check for Yr 1 students in all Victorian schools. Don't let the children in the "Education State" have to play catch up to those in the States that have mandated this: http://ow.ly/eTbx50ELC7s
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Primary Reading Pledge

AUSPELD, Five from Five, and Learning Difficulties Australia have collaborated on an evidence-based framework for schools to dramatically reduce the number of children...
AUSPELD, Five from Five, and Learning Difficulties Australia have collaborated on an evidence-based framework for schools to dramatically reduce the number of children who finish primary school unable to read proficiently. In 2020, more than 50,000 students started their secondary studies with low literacy...
AUSPELD, Five from Five, and Learning Difficulties Australia have collaborated on an evidence-based framework for schools to dramatically reduce the number of children who finish primary school unable to read proficiently. In 2020, more than 50,000 students started their secondary studies with low literacy levels. These students are half as likely to complete school as their peers and have serious lifelong educational and social disadvantages. Primary schools can use the Primary Reading Pledge today to ensure all children can read.
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