Reading Clinic recognised by NSW Department of Education
The NSW Department of Education has recognised the need for involving and linking with clinics and private practitioners – that is, school-external, evidence-based organisations.
Run by the Department of cognitive Science, the Macquarie University Reading Clinic provides research-based assessments and intervention for people with reading and spelling difficulties as well as professional development for teachers and clinicians supporting those with poor reading and spelling.
The newly announced collaboration between the Department of Education and the Clinic will assess whether evidence-based and individually tailored interventions provided by Macquarie’s Reading Clinic can help improve reading and spelling skills in children referred by a NSW Department of Education Networked Specialist Centre.
Directly benefiting students participating in the study, the project will also benefit their parents and carers due to the importance of reading not only for children’s academic success but potentially the student’s emotional wellbeing.
Content owner: Department of Cognitive Science Last updated: 01 May 2018 4:00pm