Learning Difficulties Australia

03 9890 6138

Learning Difficulties Australia

in conjunction with

The University of Sydney   The University of Sydney


The Centre for Independent Studies    The Centre For Independent Studies


 Dr. Maryanne Wolf

 Tales of the Reading Brain:

Reading Development, Dyslexia and the Digital Culture


Dr. Jennifer Buckingham

Senior Research Fellow Centre for Independent Studies & Director of FIVE from FIVE Literacy Project

Lisa Ridings

Senior Assistant Director Student Services, Association of Independent Schools

Sydney, Wednesday 7 September 2016

Parramatta Mantra Hotel, Cnr Parkes St & Valentine Ave, Parramatta

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     - Alison McMurtrie, Secretary LDA.
                      Introductions - A/Prof David Evans, Sydney University
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     - What Beginning Readers Need to Know - Lisa Ridings
2.30 pm       Session 4     - Moving forward: responding to the challenge - Jennifer Buckingham
3.15 pm       CLOSE          - Alison McMurtrie, LDA

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For further details see www.ldaustralia.org , or, contact ldaquery@bigpond.net.au
Getting there: Train station 2 minutes walk / Parking Station across the street / reduce rate Hotel parking available
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.

The Mantra Parramatta is offering a 15% discount for those booking accomodation in order to attend the event. Just mention at the time of booking that you are attending the LDA Maryanne Wolf event.


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