Despite a lot of research relating to the development of reading in children, there remains a disconnect between science and classroom practice.
Attendees will leave this workshop with a deep understanding of how reading develops from the early childhood years to end of primary school. It includes an understanding of why learning to read is difficult, what the mind does when it reads and how children learn to read and spell, with practical teaching strategies to ensure a solid grounding for reading success.
We will look at what, when and how language skills and word recognition skills need to be taught, from the development of phonological skills to teaching the complex orthography of the English language. Vocabulary, reading fluency and reading comprehension in the classroom will be discussed and teaching strategies will be shared. An interdisciplinary team comprised of a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Remedial Therapist will explore practical strategies to support the progression from oral language to word reading and writing.
Venue: Bellavista School, 35 Wingfield Ave, Birdhaven, JHB
Date: 22 & 23 July 2021
Time: 08h30–15h30 (Registration 08h00)
*12 HPCSA CPD points applied for
*Strict COVID regulations apply. Limited spaces.