Tales of the Reading Brain: Reading Development, Dyslexia and the Digital Culture

Learning Difficulties Australia, in conjunction with The University of Sydney and The Centre for Independent Studies, are pleased to present this unique opportunity for teachers, psychologists, researchers and policymakers to hear from the internationally acclaimed literacy expert, researcher and author, Dr Maryanne Wolf.


Dr Maryanne Wolf

Dr Wolf, Director of the Centre for Reading and Language and Associate Professor of Child Development at Tufts University, is the author of more than 150 scientific publications and RAVE-O, a successful evidence-based intervention program for struggling readers. Her popular book, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, describes the way our reading brains have developed and explores the implications for children who function in technology-driven societies.


Dr Jennifer Buckingham

Dr Wolf will be joined by Dr Jennifer Buckingham, Senior Research Fellow at The Centre for Independent Studies and Director of the FIVE from FIVE Reading Project, and Lisa Ridings, Senior Assistant Director Student Services at the Association of Independent Schools, for this important and fascinating discussion on how the human brain learns to read.

Date: Wednesday, 7 September, 2016

Venue: Parramatta Mantra Hotel, Parramatta, Sydney

Tickets are available at www.ldaustralia.org