Learning Difficulties Australia


Learning Difficulties Australia

Supported by the City of Yarra  

Dr. Maryanne Wolf

 Tales of the Reading Brain:

Reading Development, Dyslexia and the Digital Culture


Prof Pamela Snow

Psychologist, Speech Pathologist, Head of School of Rural Health at Latrobe University

Hannah Stark

Speech Pathologist, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and PhD candidate, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Alison Clarke

Speech Pathologist, Vice-President LDA, author of the Spelfabet website

Melbourne, Friday 9 September 2016

Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford

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.

Please note APST 1.6, 1.2.1 and 2.6.1 apply to this pd.


8.00 am       Registration
8.45 am       Welcome
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 - Language and Reading Instruction in the Early Years’ Classrooms: the knowledge and self-rated ability
                                          of Australian teachers - Pamela Snow and Hannah Stark
2.30 pm       Session 4 - Filling in the Gaps in Victorian Teachers’ Language and Reading Instruction Knowledge - Alison Clarke
3.15 pm       CLOSE 

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