17 May 2018
9.30am - 12.30pm
Literacy Development Seminar
BNZ Partners Business Centre,
Tauranga Business Centre,
639 Cameron Road,
This presentation is suitable for SENCOs, RTLBs and others who are interested in how literacy develops and what processing/perceptual skills are needed.
It covers the development of phonological awareness, visual perception and memory skills, and how strategies change as learners move through the key stages of literacy.
The seminar will also explain why some learners fall through the gaps - and, more importantly, what we can do about it. Strategies will be applicable to all learners, including dyslexic learners, and the methodology is relevant to whole-school and remedial use.
The seminar will also present and explain the findings of our recent research programme in conjunction with Auckland University. This covers the importance of the Visual Recognition Speed Test on StepsWeb. The Visual Recognition Speed Test is a world first and is relevant for identifying learners who are likely to struggle with fluency and comprehension. We will be presenting the results of the research, the neurological implications, and why it's relevant for teachers.
Please note that the seminar covers theory and methodology which is relevant to any research-based literacy teaching programme or materials. However, it will reference StepsWeb for examples.
Spaces limited – booking essential.