News and Events

News and Events


Phonics Debate 2018

7 August 2018

Distinguished Professor Anne Castles and Dr. Jennifer Buckingham participated in a discussion/debate held on 31 July 2018, in an effort to roll out phonics instruction for effective teaching of reading and writing in high performing schools.

Reading Clinic recognised by NSW Department of Education

23 Feb 2018

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.


How does oral vocabulary knowledge help children learn to read?

23 Jan 2018

PhD student Signy Wegener and Professor Anne Castles answered the question, How does oral vocabulary knowledge help children learn to read?

Australia jumps up world rankings in reading

07 Dec 2017

Australia has lifted its results in the Progress in International Reading Study and now ranks number 21 out of 50 countries.

High performing students have led the turnaround, but struggling readers have not improved.


Advanced skills in assessing reading and spelling in children

The Macquarie University Reading Clinic hosts a number of Professional Development workshops throughout the year.

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Professional Development Workshops

Seminars, Conferences and Workshops of interest

Event Date(s)Event typeLocationTitleLink for more information
Friday, 13 July 2018SeminarAustralian Hearing Hub, 3.610, Macquarie University

How does the brain learn to read?

26 - 27 July 2018Workshop

Macquarie University

Current Issues in Child Bilingual Development

9 - 10 August 2018Workshop

Macquarie University

Language Acquisition Workshop (LAW18)


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Other Events - the Macquarie University Emotional Health Clinic

Event DateTitleLink
Friday, 1 June 2018Intervening on Interpersonal Risk Factors for Anxiety, Depression and Suicide
Friday, 29 June 2018Transdiagnostic CBT for Emotional Disorders
Friday, 24 August 2018Cool Kids Anxiety Program, face-to-face training and online accreditation
Friday, 21 September 2018Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Friday, 19 October 2018Using the Therapeutic Relationship to Improve Social Functioning
Anytime, onlineCool Kids online training and accreditation

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Content owner: Reading clinic Last updated: 03 Dec 2019 1:09pm

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