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Reading and Spelling Workshop

27 - 28 September 2017, Macquarie University, Sydney


The workshop, hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders in conjunction with the The Macquarie University Reading Clinic, aims to bring together leading researchers from around the world to discuss reading and spelling development, disorders, remediation, and related policy. The workshop will therefore have two parts, one day focused on practice and policy and one day focused on research. Our intended audience includes teachers, school counsellors, clinicians, parents, and researchers.

September 27 | Research Overview

Presentations by researchers in the field of reading, spelling, dyslexia, and dysgraphia. Learn about current theories of reading and dyslexia from national and international experts.

September 28 | Practice and Policy

Presentations and workshops on clinical and policy topics, including resources for testing, the impacts of working memory and emotional health on dyslexia, and current Australian educational policy and programs.

NSWESA LogoCompleting the Reading and Spelling Workshop will contribute 8 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.5.2, 6.2.2, and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr Jennifer Buckingham, Centre for Independent Studies
  • Emeritus Professor Max Coltheart, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University
  • Dr Saskia Kohnen, MQ Cognition Clinic for Reading, Macquarie University
  • Ms Mandy Nayton, The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (Inc)
  • Professor Rauno Parrila, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Professor Rhona Stainthorp, University of Reading, UK




  • Registration is now closed as we have reached capacity.


Level 1 Lecture Theatre, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia


Robin Blumfield
Tel: +612 9850 4127

MQ Reading Clinic presents "Reading development and teaching: It all starts with words"

Workshop attendees may also be interested in attending a professional development workshop on 29 September presented by Professor Rhona Stainthorp. Please note that this is a separate event with its own registration procedure.

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