Macquarie University Reading Clinic Professional Development Workshops
Dr Saskia Kohnen will present a one-day workshop on the evidence-based assessment and treatment of reading and spelling difficulties focussing on primary school aged children.
Time, Date and Location:
8:45 am – 4 pm
Thursday, 11th May 2017
Robert Menzies College Seminar Room
About the speaker:
Dr Saskia Kohnen is the Clinical Director of the Macquarie University Reading Clinic and an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. Dr Kohnen has a degree in Patholinguistics (Linguistics and Speech-Language Pathology) from Potsdam University (Germany) and a PhD from Macquarie University. Dr Kohnen has worked in various clinical settings, including a clinic for illiterate adults and a remote Aboriginal school to supervise the implementation of a school-wide remedial reading program. Her particular research interests focus on (1) how children learn to read and spell, (2) why and in which ways the acquisition process can go wrong, (3) how to diagnose these difficulties and (4) how to remediate them. Dr Kohnen has developed a number of reading and spelling assessments for use in research and clinical practice.
The workshop will be divided into two parts:
Part 1 will focus on the assessment of reading and spelling difficulties in primary school students. We will only touch on high school students’ needs briefly. This part of the workshop will provide a theoretical and practical overview of assessments which allow identifaction of reading and spelling difficulties.
Part 2 will focus on the treatment of reading and spelling. This part will begin by mapping assessment outcomes to treatment. We will then work on treatment approaches for commonly seen reading and spelling difficulties. This session will include case profiles.
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