MAHARASHTRA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
A Training Workshop on Best Practices in
Reading Comprehension & Writing
Dr. Suzanne Carrekar & Dr. Malatesha Joshi
February 14th, 15th 16th 2013
World Trade Centre, Mumbai
Reading fluently underpins all academic activity and is the strongest predictor of academic success for most students. Children learn to read through the Primary years and subsequently read to access information on science, social studies, economics....... Yet, Primary School teachers receive little training in the teaching of reading beyond phonics and there are few, if any, courses at the University level to train reading specialists or reading instructors.
Following the overwhelming response to READ 2011 and 2012,
this workshop will focus on
best practices in the teaching of basic reading comprehension and writing skillsand assessment of reading skillsin the general classroom, providing strategies for developing competencies in these crucial areas in all children through the Primary years.
R. Malatesha Joshi, Ph.D., isProfessor of Reading/Language Arts Education, ESL, and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University and visiting faculty at the TAMU-QU Collaborative Programme at the University of Qatar, Doha. Dr. Joshi is the founding Editor of Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, rated one of the top ten journals in education, as also of Literacy Studies: Perspectivesfrom Cognitive Neurosciences, Linguistics, Psychology, and Education. He has authored and co-authored numerous books on literacy acquisition and instruction including Becoming a Professional Reading Teacher, and sits on the editorial boards of several professional journals.
Suzanne Carreker, Ph.D., CALT-QIis Vice-President of Research and Programme Development at Neuhaus Education Centre, Houston. She has published and presented widely and is best known for her work on developing instructional materials to teach various components of literacy acquisition.
Nandini Singh, PhD.is an associate professor at the National Brain research Centre in New Delhi where she studies the brain activities during prose reading in monolinguals and bilinguals using the fMRI techniques. She is currently working on assessment of reading difficulties in bilingual and multilingual learners.
Who should attend:
ü Pre-Primary, Primary and Language Arts teachers
ü Pre-Primary and Primary School Heads
ü Special Educators and Remedial Teachers
ü Teacher Trainers and Curriculum Development specialists