Professional development

Professional development

Cognition Clinic Professional Development Workshops

Our professional workshops provide practical step-by-step guidance to clinicians, teachers, and volunteers on how to provide targeted research-based assessments and interventions for persons with reading and spelling difficulties that are easy to understand, and are delivered by experts in the field.

Advanced skills in assessing reading and spelling in childrenAssessment and treatment approaches for
children with reading and spelling difficulties

Dr Saskia Kohnen will present a one-day workshop on the evidence-based assessment and treatment of reading and spelling difficulties focussing on primary school aged children.

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How to teach multi-syllabic word reading and spelling

In this one-day workshop, guest presenter Dr Karen Smith-Lock will present evidence based techniques to teach the reading and spelling of multisyllabic words. 

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Basic skills in the assessment of reading and spelling in childrenHow to make evidence-based decisions
about treatments for poor readers

The goal of this half-day workshop is to equip people with the knowledge and practical skill needed to make evidence-based decisions about reading interventions.

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Teaching vocabulary to improve reading comprehension

Dr Danielle Colenbrander, will present a one-day workshop on evidence-based methods for teaching vocabulary knowledge to primary school aged children, where the ultimate aim is improving reading comprehension.

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Basic skills in choosing interventions for children with reading difficultiesWorking memory and reading difficulties

In this half-day seminar, Dr Banales will discuss the methods of intervention for children with dyslexia, including the role of verbal working memory training in treating reading difficulties. She will also discuss the implications of poor working memory in the classroom and how these difficulties may be supported.

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Language-teachingHow to teach phonics in K-2 (face-to-face course)

In this one-day face-to-face workshop, guest presenter Dr Karen Smith-Lock will present on how to teach phonics to primary school-aged students.

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How to teach phonics in F-2How to teach phonics in Foundation-2 (online course)

In this 5-hour online workshop, you will learn how to teach phonics to primary school-aged students in Foundation to Grade 2.

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