Learning Difficulties Australia

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Learning Difficulties Australia


Dr. Maryanne Wolf


 Tales of the Reading Brain:

Reading Development, Dyslexia and the Digital Culture


Dr. Lorraine Hammond – President of Learning Difficulties Australia

Senior Lecturer and Researcher for the School of Education at Edith Cowan University


Brisbane, Friday 2 September 2016

St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, 11 Petrie Street Ascot


A unique Professional Learning opportunity for teachers, speech pathologists, psychologists, researchers and policy makers to hear an internationally acclaimed literacy expert, researcher and author.

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 recipient of the 2016 LDA AJLD Eminent Researcher Award. She is the author of over 140 scientific publications and of RAVE-O, an intervention program for struggling readers. Her popular book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, describes the way our reading brain has developed and explores the implications for today’s children who function in a technology-driven society.


8.00 am      Registration
8.45 am      Welcome - Lorraine Hammond
9.00 am      Session 1 - Lessons from the Reading Brain for Reading Development and Dyslexia - Maryanne Wolf
11.00 am    BREAK
11.30 am    Session 2 - Lessons from the Reading Brain for a Digital Culture: A Cautionary Tale or Two - Maryanne Wolf
1.00 pm      LUNCH
1.45 pm      Session 3 - Explicit Teaching: an efficient and effective approach to literacy instruction  - Lorraine Hammond
2.45 pm      CLOSE - Tanya Forbes

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