Professional Development Workshops

Advanced skills in assessing reading and spelling in childrenThe Macquarie University Reading Clinic hosts a number of Professional Development workshops throughout the year.

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Reading Clinic's Professional Development Workshops

Professional Development Workshops by date
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Thursday, 3rd May 2018

Assessment and treatment approaches for children with reading and spelling difficulties
Friday, 4th May 2018

How to teach multi-syllabic word reading and spelling
Monday, 30th July 2018

Noise in classrooms
Tuesday, 31st July 2018

Teaching vocabulary to improve reading comprehension
Wednesday, 10th October 2018

How to make evidence-based decisions about treatments for poor readers
Wednesday, 10th October 2018

Working memory and reading difficulties

Seminars, Conferences and Workshops of interest

Seminar: How does the brain learn to read?

Date : 13th of July 2018, 11:00AM until 12:00PM
Speaker : Professor James Booth, Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University.
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, 3.610, Macquarie University.

Reading is fundamental to human society and the costs of illiteracy are enormous. In this lecture, I will discuss our attempts to uncover the mechanisms underlying the development of our amazing abilities to read. I will argue that general principles of brain development are key to reaching a deeper understanding in this field of inquiry.

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Workshop: Current Issues in Child Bilingual Development

Date: 26 - 27 July 2018
Location: Level 1 Lecture Theatre, Australian Hearing Hub, 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University.

  • Erika Hoff (Florida Atlantic University)
  • Theo Marinis (University of Reading)
  • Carmel O'Shannessy (Australian National University)
  • Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta)
  • Gillian Wigglesworth (University of Melbourne)

This workshop brings together national and international researchers to discuss current issues in bilingual and multilingual language acquisition. It should be of interest to researchers, clinicians, educators, parents and the general public, with implications for all.

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Workhop: Language Acquisition Workshop (LAW18)

Date: 9 - 10 August 2018
Location: Level 1 Lecture Theatre, Australian Hearing Hub, 16 University Avenue, Macquarie University.
Invited Speakers:

  • Professor Adriana Belletti, University of Geneva, Switzerland, University of Siena, Italy
  • Dr Emmanuel Chemla, École Normale Supérieure, France
  • Professor Takuya Goro, Tsuda University, Japan
  • Professor Maria-Teresa Guasti, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Dr Loes Koring, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Professor Terje Lohndal, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Professor Luigi Rizzi, University of Geneva, Switzerland, University of Siena, Italy
  • Dr Lyn Tieu, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Associate Professor Peng Zhou, Tsinghua University, China

The workshop will consist of both theoretical perspectives on the nature of language acquisition as well as reports of research findings that bear on linguistic theory. In addition to the invited talks, the workshop will allow ample time for participants to focus on directions for future research in child language, both within and across languages.

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