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Dyslexia Orton-Gillingham Institute of Australia
Empowering educators, speech pathologists and parents to implement evidence-based reading and early writing instruction for children and adults. DOGI's vision is for every parent and educator to have the skills and knowledge to teach students with dyslexia by providing training in the Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham approach. 
The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia. It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, or system. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility.
Courses include:
  • Yoshimoto O-G Basic Training;
  • Yoshimoto O-G Advanced Morphology Training; and
  • Yoshimoto O-G Multisensory Maths Training.
Best of all training is run in Tasmania. The wonderful Linda McKillop is one of DOGI's trainers. Visit the DOGI website or facebook page for more information and course dates.
Latrobe Unviersity - SOLAR Lab
The SOLAR Lab was established in the School of Education at La Trobe University in 2020 to promote the scientific study of the role of oral language skills in the emergence and consolidation of reading skills across the school years (pre-school to secondary). They use the term “reading” to specifically identify core skills in text decoding and language comprehension that also promote success in writing and spelling.
The SOLAR Lab offers a series of online short courses on the science of language and reading, designed for classroom teachers, literacy leaders, principals, allied health clinicians, and parents who are interested to know more about the linguistic foundations of reading and evidence-informed teaching practices.
Jocelyn Seamer Education
Jocelyn is a former teacher whose aim is to deliver the simplest, most practical professional learning opportunities to help teachers and teams implement structured literacy in their classrooms.
Jocelyn offers professional learning so you will learn to fully implement the Science of Reading to get every child in your class reading without worksheets, guessing strategies or tears.
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.

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Playberry Multisensory Literacy Program


Playberry is the tier three program being used by a growing number of schools, private specialist dyslexia teachers / tutors and speech and language pathologists who want to use the most effective intervention methods available . These providers have been specifically trained in the TSD (Teaching Students with Dyslexia) suite of trainings.

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