LYN STONE - Dyslexia and dysgraphia: a practical guide for educators and parents


Hobart, Saturday 1 August 2020, 8.45am - 3.30pm

Presented by Square Pegs, this one-day workshop with linguist Lyn Stone is designed to provide up to date, research-based information on helping children who struggle with reading and writing. Lyn will present short, interactive talks on all subjects, supported by presentations, work samples and videos. Practical tips for help with both dyslexia and dysgraphia and resources to assist with building student capacity, whatever the student profile.

Step by step, we will cover:
  • The definition of dyslexia with examples

  • The definition of dysgraphia with examples

  • Underlying processes like memory, processing speed and attention

  • Ways to communicate about these things with children

  • Ways to communicate about these things with other educators

  • Practical tips for help with both

  • Resources to screen for, assess and monitor achievement and progress in students

  • Resources to assist with building student capacity, whatever their profile


Workshop format:
  • Lyn will present short, interactive talks on all subjects, supported by presentations, work samples and videos.

  • Attendees will be given handouts on paper and digitally.

  • There will be a sample table containing many of the books, games and resources Lyn refers to in the workshop.

  • There will be generous scope for questions and answers.


Suitable for:

  • teachers

  • teacher aides

  • education professionals

  • parents/caregivers


“We are all working at the coalface, but I’m the one looking after the canaries. What doesn’t work in education hits my dyslexic and dysgraphic students harder and faster.” Lyn Stone


About Lyn Stone

Lyn Stone is a linguist and author and runs Lifelong Literacy, a specialist education consultancy in Mornington, Victoria. Lyn’s training includes Lindamood LiPS, Spalding, Cued Articulation, Read Write Inc., Explicit Direct Instruction, Little Learners Love Literacy, Sounds Write and Auslan, all of which help her and her staff bring literacy to children and adults with learning difficulties.

Lyn also writes courses, trains teachers and consults to schools and the media on matters of literacy and language. She is particularly active in dyslexia advocacy, and is a key member of Code Read Dyslexia Network, an Educational Professional Member of the Australian Dyslexia Association, and a Speech Pathology Industry Advisory Board Member at the Graduate School of Health, University of Technology, Sydney.

Her three books, Spelling for Life, Language for Life and Reading for Life have been well received by educators worldwide. For more information visit Lyn's website - https://lifelongliteracy.com/.



Ron Yoshimoto - OG Basic Four Day Course


Hobart, April 2020. https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=536426

Presented by St Virgils College - the four day Yoshimoto O.G. training will focus on a data-driven, clinical, multisensory, phonetic, teacher guided Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling in a whole classroom, small group and one-to-one settings. Upon completing this course participants will have acquired the skills necessary to fully implement this data-driven solution for teaching reading to all students. 

The course will cover the three levels of decoding and spelling: sound, syllable, and morphological. With the latter, introductory morphology, the emphasis will be on increasing the vocabulary for all children – general and special education students. Further, the system supports the outcomes within the Common Core.

Educating Students with Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties (A) ESM740
Provider - University of Tasmania

This unit focuses on the nature of dyslexia and the characteristics of students with this and other specific learning difficulties. Models and theories to explain normal development in language literacy and numeracy skills and how learners may differ will be analysed. Educational programming implications, such as learning environment organisation, the role of ICT/AAC in the screening and teaching of pupils with specific learning difficulties, and principles of staff development for an inclusive curriculum will be explored.


The unit will culminate in the construction and evaluation of a structured, sequential, multisensory teaching program to meet specific needs in learning literacy and numeracy within the context of the Australian Curriculum (ACARA). This course contributes to the Grad Cert in Inclusive Practices.

For more information contact Dr Christopher Rayner - christopher.rayner@utas.edu.au

Institute for Multisensory Language Education

For more information visit the IMSLE website: dates and locations around Australia.



TSD1 Teaching Students with Dyslexia, Level 1


An Introduction to Dyslexia and Evidence Based Multisensory Teaching for Teachers, Support Staff, Parents and Tutors.


Presented by Bill Hansberry, Karen Hodson and Sally Andrew.

Our Lady of Grace School, Beadnall St, Glengowrie, SA.

COST: $850 (inc. GST) 

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