2 workshops to be presented by Dr Kathy Cologon, Macquarie University
Sponsored by the ACTDSA
An early reading workshop forteachers and teacher assistants supporting children with Down syndrome
Friday 12th November 2010
An early reading workshop for parents and carers supporting children with Down syndrome
Saturday 13th November 2010
Both days at
West Belconnen Leagues Club
Hardwick Cres Holt
These hands-on one-day workshops will include discussion of current research and its implications for the education of young children with Down syndrome. The link between reading and speech and language development will be explored and practical ideas for early literacy experiences building on individual interests, strengths and contexts will be considered.
Whilst the focus of the day will be about early reading, ‘getting started’, Dr Kathy Cologon will also cover the main aspects of reading including reading comprehension. Reading comprehension will be discussed in terms of how to develop and assess it.
Please bring along a favourite book, song or some photographs of favourite people and activities for the child you have in mind.
Dr Kathy Cologon is a lecturer in early intervention and transition at the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University. Kathy’s research focus centres on practical issues relating to children’s rights and social inclusion for young children. Kathy has developed and implemented early intervention programs with young children and their families, including running an early intervention reading program in Canberra for many years. Her PhD research investigated early reading and phonological awareness development in children with Down syndrome. Since moving to Sydney, Kathy has commenced her current early reading research with families of young children with Down syndrome.