Learning Difficulties Australia

03 9890 6138



Learning Difficulties Australia

supported by SA Department for Education and Child Development and in conjunction with SPELD SA and Dyslexia SA 



Dr. Maryanne Wolf

From the Lab to the Classroom:

New Directions in Dyslexia Research


Tuesday 22 August 2017

Adelaide Pavilion Veale Gardens / Cnr South Terrace & Peacock Rds


This presentation will describe some of the most transformative studies in neuroscience-based research on dyslexia to appear in the last two years. Three directions will be emphasized: implications of the reading brain for reading methods; the prediction and early diagnosis of dyslexia subtypes; and targeted intervention in dyslexia, highlighting the translation of findings into insights for the classroom.

Maryanne Wolf, Director of the Center for Reading and Language and Associate Professor of Child Development at Tufts University, received her doctorate from Harvard University where she began her work in cognitive neuroscience and developmental psycholinguistics on the reading brain, literacy’s development, and dyslexia. Her many awards include the International Dyslexia Association’s highest honours and the 2016 LDA AJLD Eminent Researcher Award. She is the author of over 140 scientifi c publications and of RAVE-O, an intervention program for struggling readers. Her 2016 book Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century, introduces the reading brain and a new conceptualisation of dyslexia.


How to change teachers’ practice to better support students at risk of literacy based learning diffi culties

Changing teachers’ practice is a complex process: however, in Western Australia an increasing number of schools have ‘turned around’ their literacy results by translating research into effective classroom practice, identifying students at risk early and preventing instructional causalities. This practical session will show the steps schools take to change literacy practices, video examples of classroom teaching, and the critical components of their success.


Lorraine Hammond – President of Learning Difficulties Australia, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, School of Education at Edith Cowan University



8.00 am                        Registration
8.45 am                        Welcome & Opening 
9.00 am - 12.45pm     Dr Maryanne Wolf / morning tea provided
12.45 pm - 1.30 pm    Lunch provided
1.30 pm  -3.00 pm      Dr Lorraine Hammond


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For further details see www.ldaustralia.org , or, contact ldaquery@bigpond.net.au

Getting there: The Adelaide Pavilion will provide complimentary car parking on location as available. Permits will be provided on the day, which guests can put on their dashboard, allowing the car to remain in the designated parking bay for the duration of the event. The Adelaide Pavilion is adjacent to the‘South Terrace’ tram stop, and is serviced by bus route 200.


LDA has a ‘no refund’ cancellation policy. The exception would be if the event had to be cancelled. Registration can be transferred from one person to another if required, with written notification to LDA of any changes.

Enquireis: Phone (03) 9890 6138 or email ldaquery@bigpond.net.au


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