Research

Theory and Research Into Practice

In my research career, spanning over 37 years now, I have had little time for so-called pure research. I have had my more esoteric moments (researching eye widening and eyebrow raising in response to surprise in nursery school children, for example!) but they have been rare. There has simply been too much to be done…

Vital Signs in Reading

Contact Kevin Wheldall Kevin Wheldalls Blog Follow Kevin on Twitter Anyone who has spent time in hospital will be well aware of the importance doctors and nurses attach to the continual monitoring of ‘vital signs’: body temperature, heart rate (pulse) and blood pressure.  Measurement of these vital signs can be achieved very quickly, easily and…

MiniLit Evaluation

MultiLit partnered with the NSW Department of Education and Evidence for Learning to undertake an evaluation of our literacy intervention program for struggling Year 1 readers, MiniLit, in 2017. The independent evaluation was conducted by researchers from the Melbourne Graduate School of Eduction at the University of Melbourne, and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. The…

Research briefing on MacqLit

MultiLit is committed to the promotion of scientific evidence-based best practice. The development of our programs is predicated on the best available scientific research evidence and we endeavour to provide evidence for the efficacy of our programs. Do you have research evidence to support the efficacy of MacqLit?MacqLit was developed over a period of more than…

Instructional Materials

Return to Research Publications Instructional Materials: 2000-2018 MultiLit. (2019). InitiaLit Year 2: Whole class initial instruction in literacy. Sydney: MultiLit Pty Ltd.MultiLit. (2018). InitiaLit Year 1: Whole class initial instruction in literacy. Sydney: MultiLit Pty Ltd.MultiLit. (2017). InitiaLit Foundation: Whole class initial instruction in literacy. Sydney: MultiLit Pty Ltd.MultiLit. (2016). MacqLit: The Macquarie literacy program…

Books, Published Reports and Edited Special Issues of Journals

Return to Research Publications Books, Published Reports and Edited Special Issues of Journals: 2000-2017 Wheldall, K., Wheldall, R., & Kohnen, S. (Eds.). (2015). Spelling [Special issue]. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 20(1).Wheldall, K. (Ed.). (2012). The behaviourist in the classroom. London: Routledge. (Republished)Wheldall, K. (Ed.). (2010). Developments in educational psychology (second edition). London: Routledge.Wheldall, K.,…

Chapters in Edited Books

Return to Research Publications Chapters in Edited Books: 2000-2017 Wheldall, K., Wheldall, R., Madelaine, A., Reynolds, M., & Arakelian, S. ‘Just teach our kids to read’: Efficacy of intensive reading interventions for both younger and older low-progress readers in schools serving remote Aboriginal communities. Manuscript submitted. Buckingham, J., Wheldall, R., & Wheldall, K. (submitted). Systematic…

Academic Journal Articles

Return to Research Publications Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing Sharma, M., Purdy, S. C., Wheldall, K., Newall, P., & Beaman, R. (2007). An auditory basis for reading disability in some children? ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 9(2), 56-59. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Lee, L. W., Wheldall, K.,…

Other Public Output

Return to Research Publications Other Public Ouput: 2000-2018 Wheldall, K., & Carter, M. (2018). Nomanis Notes: Is the concept of learning styles useful? Nomanis, 6, 31.Wheldall, K. (2018). Achieving whole-school support for students with learning difficulties: 10 things to consider. Nomanis, 6, 4-5.Buckingham, J., & Wheldall, K. (2018). South Australia’s trial of England’s year one…

Unpublished Research Reports

Return to Research Publications Unpublished Research Reports: 2000-2017 MultiLit Research Unit. (2018). The Bill Crews Charitable Trust MultiLit Literacy Centres: Semester 2, 2017. Unpublished research report submitted to the Bill Crews Charitable Trust. Sydney: MultiLit Research Unit.MultiLit Research Unit. (2017). The Bill Crews Charitable Trust MultiLit Literacy Centres: Semester 2, 2016. Unpublished research report submitted…

Conference Papers

Return to Research Publications MultiLit Research Unit (MRU) Madelaine, A., McMurtrie, A., Reynolds, M., Arakelian, S., Wheldall, R., & Wheldall, K. (2018, October). Effective initial instruction in reading: An Australian perspective. Paper presented at The Reading League 2nd Annual Conference, Syracuse, NY.Kemp, C., & Wheldall, R. (2018, July). The role of the special educator in…

MultiLit Research Unit (MRU)

The MultiLit Research Unit (MRU) was established within Macquarie University Special Education Centre in 2006 to co-ordinate continuing research into effective instruction for low-progress readers.The MRU is directed by Professor Kevin Wheldall AM and Dr Robyn Wheldall is the Deputy Director. Other members of MRU include: Dr Alison MadelaineSenior Research Fellow and Clinical Director, MultiLit…