SPELD Conference 2019 - Lifting Literacy

LIFTING LITERACY
- Empowering neurodiverse learners

Auckland – 28 & 29 September 2019
Stamford Plaza Hotel

An outstanding professional development opportunity. Internationally recognised experts will share their evidence-based strategies to help those who struggle with literacy.

Cost: Earlybird (before 31 July)  SPELD NZ members to attend both days – $490.
Earlybird non SPELD NZ members – $540.
(This includes lunches, plus morning and afternoon teas.)
SPELD NZ “Friend” membership – $40 (tax deductible).

More here soon on the cost for one day registrations, topics, timetable and a link for enrolments.

Register your interest: If you would like to register your interest now as a participant or exhibitor, please contact nationaloffice@speld.org.nz

Conference Presenters

Dr Lillian Fawcett

Dr Lillian Fawcett
(Australia)

Literacy specialist and creator of the highly acclaimed, evidence-based Cracking the ABC Code resources and strategies. 
Read more here.

Professor Pamela Snow

Professor Pamela Snow
(Australia)

From the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction.  Psychologist, speech pathologist and researcher with a special interest in language and literacy vulnerability in the early years.
Read more here.

Sarah Sharpe

Sarah Sharpe
(New Zealand)

SPELD NZ trained teacher, researcher, advocate, consultant and creator of Kapiti College’s highly successful, specialist programme for neurodiverse learners.
Read more here.

Paul Russell

Paul Russell
(Australia)

Teacher and popular children’s author.  Inspiring reluctant readers and writers with stories based on his own experiences as a child with dyslexia.
Read more here.

Jaimee Wiggins

Jaimee Wiggins
(New Zealand)

Former SPELD NZ student, BArts graduate (majoring in English & Theatre), model, actress, tutor for “at-risk” youth and motivational speaker.
Read more here.