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Workshops with UFLI Foundations Authors

UFLI Foundations co-authors Dr. Holly Lane and Dr. Valentina Contesse will be presenting professional learning workshops around Australia in July 2023!

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to hear directly from the authors – not only about the research underpinning the program’s development and refinement – but also about the delivery, monitoring of student progress – and whole-school planning.

Each full-day workshop will include:

  • A review of essential background knowledge about the science of reading
  • An overview of the UFLI Foundations program
  • An in-depth exploration of each lesson step
  • Recommendations for progress monitoring and differentiation

Registrations are open via each state SPELD:

Sydney: Register with SPELD NSW

Adelaide: Register with SPELD SA

Perth: Register with DSF WA

Brisbane: Register with SPELD Queensland

Melbourne: Register with SPELD Victoria

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Neil Mackay – International Presenter to Provide Great Opportunity for Teachers and Parents

AUSPELD will be proud to welcome Neil Mackay to Australia for a series of entertaining and educational workshops in 2012.

Neil Mackay is an educational consultant and trainer who created the concept of Dyslexia Friendly Schools in the UK. He is an experienced teacher who has taught for 26 years, working with children of all ages with a wide range of needs and abilities. There will be workshops for teachers in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth as well as parent workshops in some cities (TBA).

2012 Australian Tour Dates and Locations


Brisbane – May 28th and 29th (visit for further details)

Sydney – June 1st and 2nd (visit for further details)

Melbourne – June 6th and 7th (visit for further details)

Adelaide – June 9th (see

Perth – June 12th and 13th (visit for further details or register on-line today!)

Neil is known for his ability to bring the classroom into his training and for providing lively, entertaining and thought provoking opportunities for teachers and allied professionals to reflect on and develope their practice. He has written a number of books including the extremly popular Removing Dyslexia as a Barrier to Achievement and Taking the Hell out of Homework. Both books are available though AUSPELD, click here for info.

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