[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1471577621335{margin-top: 60px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_wp_text title=”SEMINAR REGISTRATION”][contact-form-7 id=”3249″ title=”Workshop Registration”][/vc_wp_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][title_nd tag=”h2″ title=”ABOUT THE SEMINAR”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][divider_nd size=”big” align=”left” color=”#74cee4″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]Australian teachers estimate that 21% of students have and expressive language difficulties upon starting school. The 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study found that a quarter of Australian Year 4 students fell below international benchmarks in literacy with 7% scoring “very low”. Many educators report feeling under prepared and ill equipped in their ability to implement evidence based early literacy programmes and to nurture the development of students with speech and language difficulties.

This seminar will provide teachers with a step by step approach to implement a synthetic phonics approach for reading and spelling in the early years. This approach is based upon developing clear speech and then building solid phonological awareness and effective oral language skills for all students. Reading and spelling can then be taught in a planned, purposeful and developmentally appropriate sequence.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_single_image image=”2908″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]