Sounds Write 4 Day Workshop, July 2019

  • 09:00 AM
  • SPELD NSW: Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O'Connell Street, Parramatta.
  • 02 9739 6277 or email

Teacher Professional Learning for Speech Pathologists, Teachers, Tutors.



An evidence-based highly structured synthetic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing.


  • 9th – 12th July 2019
  • 9 AM – 3.30 PM Daily (Morning Tea and Lunch Provided)

Cost: SPELD Tutors $700, Members $810, Non Members $860


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Program Overview

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling.

This four day intensive course offers an instructional method that is multi-sensory, structured, code orientated, sequential and explicit. These aspects are strongly recommended for teaching children to read and spell.

This course will provide lesson plans which are clearly structured and easily followed within a systematic, synthetic phonics programme.  It teaches all key elements of conceptual understanding, factual knowledge, and the essential skills of blending, segmenting and phoneme manipulation; all of which are necessary to learn to read and spell.

Sounds-Write is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 within a classroom, and also offers fast and highly effective small group or individual intervention for children at all year levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling from Year 3 onwards.

You will also be supplied with the Sounds-Write Manual.


Presenter – Kim Bloor

Kim Bloor is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with extensive experience delivering professional learning to schools throughout Western Australia.

She has worked at DSF since 2010 and is a popular Sounds~Write trainer.  As a senior psychologist at DSF, Kim supervises clinical staff and regularly consults with families and teachers. Since completing her Sounds~Write training, Kim has been using the program with students and regularly works with school staff on the implementation of Sounds~Write at a classroom and school level.




Completing these days will contribute to 22 hours of QTC Registered Professional learning addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.6.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.




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