MQ Reading Clinic: How to make evidence-based decisions about treatments for poor readers

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  • Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University, North Ryde.

Macquarie University Reading Clinic Professional Development Workshops

The goal of this workshop is to equip people with the knowledge and practical skill needed to make evidence-based decisions about reading interventions.

Time, Date and Location:
9:15 am – 1 pm
Wednesday, 9th August 2017
Robert Menzies College Seminar Room

About the speaker:
Professor McArthur is the Director of the Macquarie University Reading Clinic, and Head of the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University. Over the last 20 years, she has held positions at the University of Western Australia (PhD student and researcher), Curtin University (lecturer), Oxford University (Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow), and Macquarie University (NHMRC and ARC Research Fellow and administrator). The goal of her research is to determine what causes reading and language impairments in children, and discover how these impairments should be best treated. She is an active advocate for the rapid translation of scientific evidence into clinical practice.

About the workshop:
This workshop comprises three parts:

Part 1 outlines a step-by-step guide on how to make evidence based decisions about interventions for poor readers (or, indeed, interventions for any condition).

Part 2 will illustrate this step-by-step process by assessing the evidence for numerous popular commercial products that are advertised as effective treatments for poor reading.

In Part 3, attendees will practice using the step-by-step process to assess evidence for and against interventions of their choice.

For more information and registration see website:

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