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Seminar: Watch Online or On Demand
The science of language and reading is for everyone
Structured, explicit language and reading instruction across primary and secondary grades
Presenter Professor Pamela Snow
Professor of Cognitive Psychology in the School of Education, La Trobe University
This presentation will cover the key elements of spoken and written language that teachers need to understand in order to provide structured and explicit instruction and support across primary and secondary grades. The relationship between spoken and written language will be described, drawing on findings from developmental psychology that oral language is biologically primary while reading, writing and spelling are biologically secondary. The implications of this distinction will be emphasised and important historical influences on the English writing system will be outlined. Key components of language will be discussed with reference to their importance for supporting primary and secondary students with language and literacy difficulties.
Date 16th November 2021

Registration: 9:30am

Seminar: 10:00am-12:00pm (Including question time)
Venue Online and Zoom Seminar
Contact Phone: 02 9806 9960  Email: info@ldc.org.au

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Seminar (Member): $35
Seminar (Non-Member): $70
Seminar and NEW Individual Membership (until 31st May 2022) $68
Seminar and NEW School Membership (until 31st May 2022) $85
School Video Link (Members) $350
The School Video Link option is designed for schools to show staff the video link in a staff meeting situation (for one viewing only). Please contact the office for further information about this option.
2 registrants permitted @ member rate per Individual Membership (Member + Guest).
6 staff permitted @ member rate per School/organisation Membership
Refund of fees, less 30% administration, will be available up to 14 days prior to conference commencement. No cancellations accepted later than 14 days to conference.  Substitute delegates welcomed at no extra charge.

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