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by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Aus: Launch of great new site for 'Code Read Dyslexia'
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Aus: Launch of great new site for 'Code Read Dyslexia'

Here is a great site - very clearly laid out and packed with information and practical support: We are super proud to announce that our webpage is now live. We will be constantly updating and improving. eg many more short videos. Please share to the many families, educators, health professionals etc...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Education Blogs & Websites of Interest
Topic: Websites of Dyslexia Organisations
Replies: 1
Views: 1647

Re: Websites of Dyslexia Organisations

It's really great to learn about the launch of this site of Code Read Dyslexia - although it is Australia-based, it still has invaluable information that is relevant internationally so do visit this site and recommend it to others. The site is very clearly laid out and easy to navigate - well done t...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Alison Clarke's summary of Stanislas Dehaene's & Kathy Rastle's conference talks (Dyslexia SPELD Foundation, 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Alison Clarke's summary of Stanislas Dehaene's conference talk (Dyslexia SPELD Foundation, 2019)

Alison has now written a post featuring Professor Kathy Rastle's presentation: https://www.spelfabet.com.au/2019/04/the-language-learning-and-literacy-conference-kathy-rastle/ Prof Rastle has published a paper which says a lot of what she said at the conference, so you might want to skip straight to...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Alison Clarke's summary of Stanislas Dehaene's & Kathy Rastle's conference talks (Dyslexia SPELD Foundation, 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Alison Clarke's summary of Stanislas Dehaene's & Kathy Rastle's conference talks (Dyslexia SPELD Foundation, 2019)

Alison does a great job of summarising the main important features of Stanislas Dehaene's fantastic keynote address at the ' Language, Literacy and Learning Conference ' (2019): https://www.spelfabet.com.au/2019/04/the-language-literacy-and-learning-conference-stanislas-dehaene/ I’ve just been to a ...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: 'Read About It: Scientific Evidence for Effective Teaching of Reading': Dr Kerry Hempenstall (CIS)
Replies: 0
Views: 179

'Read About It: Scientific Evidence for Effective Teaching of Reading': Dr Kerry Hempenstall (CIS)

This is an excellent summary of evidence by Dr Kerry Hempenstall - edited by Dr Jennifer Buckingham for ' The Centre for Independent Studies ': https://www.cis.org.au/app/uploads/2016/07/rr11.pdf National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication Data: Creator: Hempenstall, Kerry, author. Titl...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: England: New early learning goals to be trialled in 25 primary schools
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: England: New early learning goals to be trialled in 25 primary schools

There have been notable tensions regarding provision in the 'early years' in England for many years. There are many authoritative and influential early years advisors who have heavily influenced developments in this sector. Practitioners in this sector have been subjected to numerous official curric...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Worrying article: Driver Youth Trust - suggesting a 'focus on phonics' excludes children with special needs
Replies: 13
Views: 4556

Re: Worrying article: Driver Youth Trust - suggesting a 'focus on phonics' excludes children with special needs

It looks like there may be more good news from DYT's researcher, Karen Wespieser, ascertained through a Twitter exchange (2nd April 2019). Karen reported that the Driver Youth Trust has a new 'position statement' and when I queried the position of CEO Chris Rossiter in light of his previous challeng...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Aus: Jennifer Buckingham's 'Putting the Record Straight' responds to the claims of Robyn Ewing
Replies: 0
Views: 475

Aus: Jennifer Buckingham's 'Putting the Record Straight' responds to the claims of Robyn Ewing

Dr Jennifer Buckingham continues with her invaluable work to inform others based on international research findings. Whilst based in Australia, Jennifer's work is relevant world-wide as so many people continue to undermine the need for, and promotion of, systematic synthetic phonics provision as par...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Kyle Redford: 'Explicit Phonics Instruction: It's Not Just for Students With Dyslexia'
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Kyle Redford: 'Explicit Phonics Instruction: It's Not Just for Students With Dyslexia'

Kyle Redford writes an article on fully appreciating that explicit phonics instruction should be for all learners - and not just for those who struggle to learn to read - in Education Week TEACHER : Explicit Phonics Instruction: It's Not Just for Students With Dyslexia https://www.edweek.org/tm/arti...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: USA: 'We have a national reading crisis' - Education Week
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: USA: 'We have a national reading crisis' - Education Week

Karen Vaites describes developments in the spread of research-informed reading instruction in the USA (I was amazed to see even one of my 'tweets' contributing to Karen's post - but this shows what an international state of affairs the call for research-to-practice truly is!): https://eduvaites.org/...

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