How to Teach Phonics in Primary School-Aged Children

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 26 April 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9tUD

This 1-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event is intended for anyone involved in the teaching of reading or spelling, including primary school teachers, school administrators, speech language therapists and final year students currently studying these degrees.

This workshop will present evidence-based techniques to teach word reading and spelling using explicit, systematic phonics-based instruction.

Following this event participants will:

  • Understand the importance of accurate and automatic word decoding and spelling for reading comprehension and written expression
  • Understand how to teach word reading and spelling with systematic phonics instruction
  • Understand how to teach phonemic awareness and explicitly link it to word reading and spelling
  • Understand how to differentiate systematic phonics teaching to a diverse classroom

About the presenter:

Dr Smith-Lock is a speech pathologist, linguist and psychologist. She has a national and international reputation for her expertise in grammar treatment for children with developmental language disorders. She is an experienced presenter, speaking regularly to speech pathologists and teachers regarding evidence-based practice in oral language and literacy teaching. Dr Smith-Lock currently works in private practice and is an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders and an Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology at Curtin University.

Events summary


10 September 2019 – 10 September 2019