How to help your child learn to read

  • 10:00 AM
  • Bowen Library, Level 3 meeting room, 673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
  • or

Speech Pathology Talks

For preschool, kindergarten and year 1 parents


Outline of talk:

Learning to read is one of the most important skills that children need to learn in our modern world. If we can read we have greater opportunities in life for work, recreation, education, personal development and in our social lives. Yet many children struggle to learn to read. The purpose of this talk is to give you some information and let you practice some skills so that you can help your children learn to read. It will include information on how to create a rich home learning environment, evidence-based research findings on the importance of phonics, and practical strategies on how you can teach your child early literacy skills.



Esther Bruhl (LACST, MSPA) is a speech pathologist with over 30 years’ experience working with children between the ages of 18 months to 12 years. Her clinic is in Bondi. Esther’s areas of specialisation include speech and language development in children as well as reading, spelling and learning difficulties. She has also created online courses for adults to help them reduce their accents in English and to pronounce English more clearly.

Carol Baker (LCST, MSPA) is a paediatric speech pathologist who has had a long career working with children with speech, language, reading and spelling difficulties. She is a registered tutor with SPELD and she is passionate about empowering parents to help their children. Carol had her own private practice in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for many years. She currently lives in Port Macquarie with her husband.


Where: Bowen Library Level 3 meeting room 673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

When: Friday 20th July 2018 from 10am to 11.30am

Cost: $29.95 for parents and carers $100 for professionals

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