Literacy Instruction for Children with Complex Communication and Learning Needs

Professional development (PD) Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu/Whanganui

Posted: 29 March 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9shG

This practical two-day course will be held in 3 locations in 2019.

Te Puke – 9–10 May

Venue: The Orchard Church, 20 MacLoughlin Drive, Te Puke. 

South Auckland – 8–9 August

Venue: Sir Keith Park Special School, 33 Robertson Road, Mangere (No parking onsite, please use side roads)

Palmerston North – 17–18 October 

Venue: TBC. 

Time: 9.30 am–3.30 pm each day.

Sally Clendon, PhD is a speech-language therapist with expertise in literacy instruction for children with complex communication and learning needs particularly those who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Sally completed her PhD at the Centre for Literacy and Disability studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. Since then Sally has held academic appointments in Australia and New Zealand, whilst also engaging in a variety of consulting work. Sally presents nationally and internationally and has worked with several schools across New Zealand to implement a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction for their students. Sally looks forward to sharing her passion for literacy and all that she has learned from working alongside teachers and students to ensure that ALL children have access to the communication and learning opportunities they need.

For more information, and to register please visit our website

Events summary

Bay of Plenty

09 May 2019 – 10 May 2019


08 August 2019 – 09 August 2019


17 October 2019 – 18 October 2019