Media

Hear Dr Robyn Wheldall on Kinderling Conversation

Dr Robyn Wheldall was interviewed recently by Shevonne Hunt on Kinderling Kids Radio, alongside author Wendy Fitzgerald, about dyslexia. You can listen to the interview here: https://www.kinderling.com.au/kinderling-conversation/learning-to-read-when-the-letters-won-t-sit-still.

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Media Publicity in 2017

MiniLit: Pomona State School use the MiniLit program to help their students improve their literacy skills. “The joy of learning is alive and well at Pomona State School”, My Sunshine Coast, 29 March 2017.MiniLit and MultiLit: This article describes the success of Glenorie Public School in using the MiniLit program. “Homework, technology, smaller classes: What works…

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Media Publicity in 2016

MultiLit: This article describes the success of a team of volunteers using the MultiLit Reading Tutor Program with students in rural NSW. “South Coast literacy program celebrates success, seeks tutors for 2016”, Bega District News and Narooma News, 3 February 2016.Professor Kevin Wheldall and MultiLit: Professor Kevin Wheldall comments on Reading Recovery and the evidence…

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Media Publicity in 2015

MultiLit: This article mentions the success of the MultiLit program with an indigenous student attending a school at which the author volunteers. Post 0055, Women of Canberra, 2015.Professor Kevin Wheldall: This article, which discusses the ineffectiveness of Reading Recovery based on a recent evaluation by the NSW Department of Education, makes reference to a similar evaluation…

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Media Publicity in 2014

MultiLit: Crookwell Public School has implemented the MultiLit program with its year 2-6 children. The local community is supporting the program through volunteering and a donation by the Country Women’s Association. “Students assisted with MultiLit gift from CWA”, The Crookwell Gazette, 8 July 2014. MultiLit: Glen Innes Public School has introduced MiniLit, with great success. “Early…

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MultiLit named in Prime Minister’s announcement of reading blitz

February 2013 There have been a number of references to MultiLit in recent media coverage of the announcement of PM Julia Gillard’s ‘reading blitz’. The Australian Prime Minister announced a program to help children develop basic reading skills based on the Gonski review of school funding. In an interview with the PM and Minister Peter…

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Media Publicity in 2013

Jennifer Buckingham, Professor Kevin Wheldall and Dr Robyn Wheldall: The article references the paper ‘Why Jaydon can’t read: The triumph of ideology over evidence in teaching reading’ published by Ms Jennifer Buckingham, Professor Kevin Wheldall and Dr Robyn Wheldall as critical to understanding the issues surrounding the teaching of reading in Australian schools. “Grim Reading”,…

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Media Publicity in 2012

Professor Kevin Wheldall: This article, written by Professor Kevin Wheldall, discusses the need for effective instruction in literacy and how the Response to Intervention model can be used to accomplish this. “The three-tier model will turn children into proficient readers”, The Australian, 22nd December 2012.Professor Kevin Wheldall and Dr Robyn Wheldall: Discussion of the letter recently…

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Media Publicity in 2011

 Professor Kevin Wheldall: Conducted research in Reading Recovery and found gains in reading are soon lost, with no benefit to children with more severe difficulties. “An ineffective model”, The Age, 1st December 2011.MultiLit: Student Stacey Tuohy graduated from Campbelltown’s MultiLit Reading Tutor Program. “Future is very bright for Stacey Tuohy”, Macarthur Chronicle, 27th October 2011.MultiLit: The MultiLit Reading Tutor Program…

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