Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham Literacy & Dyslexia Training in Tasmania 2021

Linda McKillop is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist | Certified Dyslexia, Reading & O-G Practitioner | Certified Master Trainer for O-G in Australia.

Robust literacy is a skill we all need.  And it is one thing we also have plenty of evidence-based certainty about how to teach. The skills of literacy can be taught to children and all learners – regardless of how complex their challenges might be. 

Our fabulous Linda McKillop will be continuing to offer Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham training to educators and parents in Tasmania. This is direct, data-driven teaching to you. It covers the key knowledge and techniques for all educators to unlock students’ literacy.

After successful training events in Launceston and Hobart in January, we’re pleased to offer this valuable training opportunity again in term 2.

Two trainings are on offer in Hobart: a week-long intensive, and a program of 5 workshops over 4 weeks.

A program of 5 consecutive days in the July school holidays is on offer in Launceston

Scholarships are also on offer. Please see details below for updated details of new scholarships on offer.

 HOBART 4 WEEK PROGRAM

When: 8.30am-3.30pm on the following days:

  • Thursday 27 May
  • Thursday 3 June
  • Thursday 10 June
  • Thursday 17 June
  • Friday 18 June

Program: Delivered over 5 days across 4 weeks, in order to fit with term dates and busy teacher commitments

Venue: Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania | Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay

Cost: $1760

Who: Presented by Linda McKillop. Suitable for all educators and for parents wishing to directly teach their own children.

Book HERE through Dyslexia Orton-Gillingham Australia.

A half scholarship for a Teacher’s Aide/Assistant, Parent, or Pre-Service Teacher (Student) is now available. This is a 50% scholarship for half the ticket price (travel and accommodation not included). Applications close 5pm Sunday 16th May.

HOBART 5 DAY INTENSIVE

When: Mon 28 June – Fri 2 July, 8.30am-3.30pm

Program: 5 consecutive week days

Venue: Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania  | Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay

Cost: $1760

Who: Presented by Linda McKillop. Suitable for all educators and for parents wishing to directly teach their own children.

Book HERE through Dyslexia Orton-Gillingham Institute Australia.

There is one full Glen T. Yoshimoto scholarship on offer for registered teachers. (Full ticket price included. Travel and accommodation not included). Applications close 24th May.

A half scholarship for a Teacher’s Aide/Assistant, Parent, or Pre-Service Teacher (Student) is also on offer. This is a 50% scholarship for half the ticket price (travel and accommodation not included). Applications close 5pm Sunday 30th May.

LAUNCESTON 5 DAY INTENSIVE

When: Wed 7 July – Sun 11 July, 8.30am-3.30pm

Program: 3 week days + 2 weekend days

Venue: Launceston Church Grammar Junior School | 10 Lyttleton St, East Launceston

Cost: $1760

Who: Presented by Linda McKillop. Suitable for all educators and for parents wishing to directly teach their own children.

Book HERE through Dyslexia Orton-Gillingham Institute Australia.

There is one full Glen T. Yoshimoto scholarship on offer for registered teachers. (Full ticket price included. Travel and accommodation not included). Applications close 26 May.

This course is built from clinical evidence and practical application of the science of reading instruction. You will learn the multisensory, phonological, Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling in whole classroom, small group and one-to-one settings. You will learn the skills necessary to fully implement this data-driven model for teaching reading to all students – and not only that, you will be effective teaching students with dyslexia.

You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the essential components of reading success.
  • Identify reading challenges for students and know how to plan a course of action
  • Understand the learning needs of students with dyslexia and other reading challenges.
  • Be taught a scope and sequence for teaching phonetic elements of reading and spelling.
  • Learn how to develop and implement a structured and multisensory lesson plan.
  • Acquire knowledge of structured multisensory procedures for teaching reading and spelling skills: sounds, syllabification, blending, learned words, fingerspelling, dictation, word fluency, oral reading fluency and reading comprehension.
  • Learn correction procedures and a diagnostic/prescriptive approach to teaching reading and spelling. 

Speech Pathology Tasmania is thrilled to partner with Dyslexia Orton-Gillingham Institute Australia to make this training available to the teachers and other educators of our beautiful island state.

If you’d like to be notified of future OG training events in Tasmania, please let us know via our contact page or phone our admin team on 6234 5717.