Writing Class

They just can’t get their ideas down on paper!

Writing strategies for upper primary and secondary students with language and literacy difficulties.

WEBINAR

Monday 20 September 2021
9.00am - 11.30am AEST

COST

SPS partner schools: FREE

Non SPS: $30

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr Julia Starling PhD

Speech Pathologist / President of the Learning Difficulties Coalition of NSW

Dr Julia Starling shines a light on an age group that has the potential to fall through the cracks: upper primary and secondary students.

Our classrooms increasingly expect students to be able to present their ideas and knowledge in the written form. Students with language and literacy difficulties are at a serious disadvantage, and at risk of being left behind.

This practical session offers evidence-based strategies to support students’ written language skills - from understanding instructions, to planning and outlining, to writing paragraphs and whole texts.

This highly beneficial webinar is relevant to schools and speech pathologists wanting to discover and implement strategies to support students’ written language skills.

We invite school leaders, teachers, learning support officers, integration aides, as well as speech pathologists and speech pathology students to join this valuable event.

Access strategies to support your students

When students with language and literacy difficulties and disorders reach the upper primary and secondary school levels of education, they often experience significant and impacting problems with their written language.

They need to be able to present their ideas and knowledge in the written form. This puts these students at a serious disadvantage when compared to their peers with better-developed written language.

Dr Julia Starling will explain the nature and impact of language and literacy problems in older students. Webinar attendees will be introduced to a range of evidence-based strategies to support written language skills. These strategies will be applicable to individual student support, small group and whole class situations. 

What you'll learn
  • The starting point: interpreting the question  

  • Points and plans: the vital step    

  • Paragraph writing: or ‘an essay is just one paragraph after another!’

  • Writing enough: step-by-step inclusions    

  • Vocabulary: some key ideas    

  • Spelling and punctuation

Q&A Session with DR Julia Starling

The keynote presentation will be followed by a special opportunity to ask questions, seek expert advice, and expand your knowledge. We invite you to post questions during the keynote presentation so our Q&A session can be rewarding for attendees. Together, schools and speech pathologists can help students develop skills and strategies so children can achieve their potential.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE

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Opening address

9:00am - 9:15am

Mala Ferdinando

CEO

Speech Pathology for Schools

Speech Pathology for Schools is proud to host this event and work with schools to improve student outcomes.

Mala Ferdinando

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Keynote Speaker

9:15am - 11.15am

Dr Julia Starling

Speech Pathologist 
President of the Learning Difficulties Coalition of NSW

Discover writing strategies for upper primary and secondary students with language and literacy difficulties.

Dr Julia Starling

Experts Panel

Q & A Session

11:15am - 11.30am

With Dr Julia Starling

Speech Pathologist 
President of the Learning Difficulties Coalition of NSW

Ask questions, seek advice and expand your knowledge in an interactive Q&A session

Q & A

Meet our Keynote Speaker: DR JULIA STARLING

Dr Julia Starling is a Sydney-based speech-language pathologist who has extensive clinical and research experience with populations of children, adolescents and young adults with language and literacy disorders. Her personal and professional life has spanned many decades, countries and cultures. Julia has worked with community health multidisciplinary teams, with remote outreach organisations, with mental health services and as a university clinical educator and lecturer.  

Currently, Julia presents lectures, seminars and workshops, continues an active involvement in research projects, and produces resources for speech pathologists and teachers. Additionally, Julia is President of the Learning Difficulties Coalition of NSW. 

FAQs

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar will be highly beneficial to school leaders, teachers, learning support officers, integration aides, as well as speech pathologists and speech pathology students.

We welcome all schools to participate - both school that already work with SPS and school that are investigating how to improve student outcomes through Speech Pathology.

 

What will attendees learn?

Julia’s insights will help you implement written language strategies for adolescent students with literacy difficulties. You will learn how to better address written language problems in upper primary and secondary, such as strategies to address to vocabulary, written expression and task instruction.

 

Is the webinar recorded?

Yes - a recording will be made available to registered attendees after the event.

How do I access the webinar? 

Once you Register for the Webinar you will receive an email with the webinar link.

 

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