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Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: Essential Multisensory Strategies for Linking Literacy to Reading in The Brain

The brain is hardwired for listening and speaking, but not for reading a written symbolic code. Many brains need explicit foundational exposure to the early reading skills in order to create a neural imprint to link the visual form of the letter to sounds blended together in words, and meaning while building networks for automaticity and fluency. For twenty years since the publication of the National Panel Reading Report by the Institute of Childhood Health, we have known about the science of teaching children how to read and yet this is often not common practice. Gaining a deep understanding of language structure and how to link the visual auditory and kinesthetic through explicit, systematic, cumulative and responsive instruction will yield a generation of readers and allow all children to access print and share their collective voices.

Dates:01 and 02 Dec 2021 (Wed and Thu)
Time:9.00am - 12.30pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Laurie J. Cousseau

Laurie J. Cousseau is an Accredited Training Fellow with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators), a Certified Dyslexia Therapist with the International Dyslexia Association, a licensed Reading Specialist K-12. She is the director of a clinical reading center in western Massachusetts, and former director of the Kildonan Teacher Training Institute with more than twenty years of experience as an educator working in a variety of settings: independent schools, public school districts, Amherst College, The Reading Institute, and Baypath University. She has presented widely at national and international conferences and schools.

Course Outline

This training will introduce you to the process of reading in the brain and essential multisensory strategies that can be employed to teach reading. The focus is on children who struggle to gain proficiency with automaticity and fluency, but additionally on best practice and strategies that can be used to extend and integrate into literacy-based programming and instruction. It is a practical and interactive course that will mix lecturing with practical take and go exercises.

Course Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • The standard stages of reading and spelling
  • The process of reading in the brain
  • Research-based multisensory, direct and systematic instructional strategies that can transfer to a classroom setting
  • Interactive games and extension activities that are fun and purposeful
  • Fundamental linguistic components of early literacy instruction
  • Overview of a multisensory-based reading lesson
  • Adaptive models of literacy instruction for different learners
  • Effective digital application for a virtual lesson
Who Can Benefit?

This course is suitable for educators, parents, and specialists who are working with children or are interested in the field of literacy.

What others say

“The training was a jam-packed, fun experience peppered with games, videos and ideas.” Language Tutor

“This training brought Orton-Gillingham to life for me. The presentation was lively, accessible, hands-on, and immediately useful. It has changed the way I observe and respond to my students; as a result my teaching is increasingly targeted and effective.” Reading Specialist

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) /pax
15 Aug 2021 320
Normal Till Full 370