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Working Memory Difficulties & Explicit Instruction

Working Memory Difficulties & Explicit Instruction
Event on 2017-12-11 09:30:00
Working Memory Difficulties & Explicit Instruction Effective Teaching & Support Date: 11 December 2017 Monday  | Time: 9:30AM – 3:30PM Location: Karstens, 123 Queen Street Melbourne 3000 Limited spots available – Early Bird: 0 (ends 13th November 5pm or until sold out) General: 5 Workshop Overview Students with poor working memory often struggle to achieve in the classroom. This workshop explains the characteristics of working memory weaknesses and the impact such difficulties have on academic performance.  Participants will be provided with an overview of the different types of memory, in particular working memory, and will examine the ways in which each are used in the classroom. An additional focus of the workshop will be to explore  a number of effective strategies, including the use of explicit instruction, that have been found to reduce the learning difficulties associated with working memory problems. The specific features of explicit instruction and the delivery strategies that underpin this systematic, engaging and success-oriented approach to teaching will be reviewed. Presenter: Mandy Nayton OAM Mandy Nayton is the CEO of DSF Literacy and Clinical Services and President of AUSPELD (the Australian Federation of Specific Educational Learning Difficulties Associations). She is an educational and developmental psychologist and qualified primary school teacher with extensive experience in the field of literacy education. Mandy supports schools with literacy planning and provides professional development in the areas of literacy acquisition, vocabulary development, working memory, learning difficulties and the assessment of learning disorders. Mandy is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, has conducted research in collaboration with UWA, Curtin and Macquarie Universities, and was recently awarded an OAM for her services to education.

at Karstens at CQ
123 Queen Street
Melbourne, Australia

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