Dr. Louisa Moats Language, learning and literacy

  • 08:30 AM
  • Mantra Hotel, Cnr. Parkes St & Valentine Ave, Parramatta
  • LDA 03 9890 6138 / SPELD NSW 02 9739 6277

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 5 March 15 – We are now full and can no longer take registrations for this event.

A workshop by the internationally renowned literacy expert, researcher and author:

Dr. Louisa Moats

Language, learning and literacy: Improving practice, delivering results.

Friday, 6th March 2015 from 8.00AM

Presented by Learning Difficulties Australia, SPELD NSW and the University of Sydney – Faculty of Education & Social Work

Register online at

Cost: $240 – SPELD NSW / LDA Members. $260 – non members. Groups of 5+ are $230 per registration.


Completing Dr. Louisa Moats PD day will contribute 6 hours and 30 Minutes of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.




Session 1: Why Learning to Read Is Difficult

Session 2: Sorting Out the “Ph” Factors: Phonology, Phonemes and Phonics

Session 3: Why English Orthography is Not Crazy

Session 4: Vocabulary – building High Quality Lexical Representations

Session 5: Digging for Meaning: Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction

CLICK HERE to download the PDF Flyer – includes session outlines


About Dr. Louisa Moats:

Dr. Louisa Moats has been a teacher, psychologist, researcher, graduate school faculty member, and author of many influential scientific journal articles, books, and policy papers on the topics of reading, spelling, language, and teacher preparation.

After a first job as a neuropsychology technician, she became a teacher of students with learning and reading difficulties, earning her Master’s degree at Peabody College of Vanderbilt. Later, after realising how little she understood about teaching, she earned a doctorate in Reading and Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Moats spent the next fifteen years in private practice as a licensed psychologist in Vermont, specialising in evaluation and consultation with individuals of all ages and walks of life who experienced reading, writing, and language difficulties. In addition to the LETRS professional development series, she is the author of many books.

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