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The Literacy For All Intensive Course

The Literacy For All Intensive Course

We are excited to announce this course for next year!

The Literacy For All Intensive Course is a 5-day instructional course that covers theoretical and practical aspects of comprehensive literacy instruction for children and adults with disabilities, including complex communication needs. The course covers literacy teaching for both emergent and conventional readers and writers, assessment tools for a range of literacy learners and access to a number of practical resources through the course website.

The course is designed for anyone who wants to support one or more students with disabilities to improve their literacy skills, including teachers, leadership teams, therapists and parents.

The course will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Monday to Thursday and from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Friday. It is fully catered with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea – please ensure you enter your dietary requirements when you register.

The Presenters
Sally Clendon is a speech-language therapist who is passionate about communication and literacy for individuals who use AAC. Sally completed her PhD in 2006 at the Centre for Literacy and Disability Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since then Sally has held academic appointments in Australia and New Zealand, whilst also engaging in a variety of consulting work. Sally presents nationally and internationally and has worked with several schools across New Zealand to implement a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction for their students. Sally looks forward to sharing her passion for literacy and all that she has learned from working alongside teachers and students to ensure that ALL children have access to the communication and learning opportunities they need.

Jane Farrall is a speech pathologist and special educator passionate about literacy, AAC and assistive technology. With nearly 30 years of experience in the disability and assistive technology field, she has lots of practical experience working with people with a range of abilities. Jane has worked as a school and adult service based speech pathologist and literacy teacher. She has also worked as an assistive technology specialist and is currently working as an independent consultant in literacy, AAC and Assistive Technology, working with schools and organisations to implement comprehensive AAC and Literacy. Jane was the founder and coordinator of the Big Mouth Camp, a residential camp for children who use speech generating devices, their families, and carers. She also runs regular multi-day professional development workshops around Australia and internationally.

Event Properties

Event Date 20-04-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 24-04-2020 3:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registered 33
Available place 17
Individual Price $1500 for ATANZ members, $1600 for non-ATANZ members and $ 800 for parents/caregivers (max 10). Please contact ATANZ to request this rate. We require a non-refundable deposit of $200 and full payment 2 months before the start of the course.
Location Victory Convention Centre

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