Literacy Development – Key Phases and Neurological Implications

    This webinar covers the key phases learners go through as they develop reading fluency, including the neurological implications. It also shows how you can measure progress using a ground-breaking assessment developed in conjunction with Auckland University.
    60min | Jan 24th 2024 | 3:30PM GMT
    Webinar – Literacy Development – Key Phases and Neurological Implications
    Presented by Ros Lugg
    This webinar covers part of the presentation Ros gave at the World Literacy Summit at Oxford University earlier in 2023.  It covers the key phases learners go through as they develop orthographic mapping (essential for reading fluency).  It explains how your students’ reading strategies – and needs – change as they go through this process.  It also covers the neurological issues, particularly those which affect our neuro-diverse learners, and presents a ground-breaking tool which educators can use to assess progress.

    This webinar will cover:

    • Understanding the key phases of literacy development.
    • Orthographic mapping and its importance for reading fluency.
    • The neurological process involved in the development of orthographic mapping.
    • The relevance of visual recognition speed.
    • Understanding how to track your learners’ progress towards reading fluency.

    Ros Lugg

    Ros is a leading NZ literacy and dyslexia specialist with extensive experience as a teacher trainer and conference presenter internationally. As well as being a qualified assessor, who has done over 3,000 full cognitive/educational assessments of all ages, she wrote the educational content of StepsWeb and its supporting resources. StepsWeb is now being used in over 1,200 schools.

    Ros also has the experience of being both mother and grandmother of dyslexics, which has given her a personal passion for supporting families, schools and of course learners themselves.