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"Dyselxia gives people distinctive ways of thinking about the world."


Professor Rufus Black,

Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania and Square Pegs Patron

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Speaker presentations and links...
Professor Pamela Snow: Oral language to literacy in the early years.
Lyn Stone: Read, Spell, Write: Nine high-impact techniques for better literacy.
Dr Sandra Marshall: Dr Sandra Marshall BMBS FRACGP Dip Child Health is a General Practitioner in South Australia. She is passionate about preventative healthcare, particularly in children, and she sees the failure and underachievement of students with dyslexia at school as both a human rights and a public health issue. Sanda is founding Chair of the Code REaD Dyslexia Network and a passionate advocate.
October is dyslexia awareness month. Why not support Code Read's national awareness campaign and how a Get on Board (for schools) or Light it Red event. For more information visit Code Read....
Deirdre Arendt and Deborah Button: Deirdre Arendt, Principal and Deb Button, Advanced Skills Teacher at Rosetta Primary School shared the experience and progress Rosetta has made in improving literacy outcomes for students through the introduction of innovative and collaborative approaches to literacy education.
Lisa Ford: With over 16 years experience working with children, adolescents, parents and educators, Clinical Psychologist Lisa Ford offered practical strategies for creating long lasting change and the underlying skills our children need to thrive, including developing resilience to move through struggles and navigate future challenges.
Rosalie Martin: Speech pathologist Rosalie Martin, is the founder of Chatter Matters (now Connect 42) and was awarded Tasmanian Australian of the Year for 2017 for her work in helping prisoners crack the code of reading. Her 33 years of experience as a speech pathologist has included one-to-one intervention, establishment of school-based programs, liaison with health and education practitioners, and design of therapeutic responses which combine evidenced interventions and individual nuance. Rosie's recent Colleagues @ the Heart of Literacy initiative explore the potential for language and literacy advancement through collaboration between educators and speech pathologists.
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