Oral language competence: an educational must have.

Exciting news! Jane van der Zeyden (of Tools4Teachers) and I are joining forces to facilitate ┬áprofessional development for Junior Primary to Intermediate teachers around oral language and literacy. Students need oral language competence as a foundation on which to base …

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Early Childhood Convention -Rotorua

Erin Devlin and I presented a workshop today at this event, called Two Chatty Dickie Birds. Erin’s poems, rhyming story books and puppets are amazingly engaging for young children as oral language and rhyme can give young children many pre …

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Resource Teachers of Literacy Conference, Paihia

I recently recently attended the RT Lit’ Conference in Paihia, where I presented three workshops: One with Erin Devlin. “Two Chatty Dickey Birds“ and two covering the topic of “Oral language Competence-if you don’t get it…..” Basic oral language competence …

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Rotorua Youth Day

Organised by the Rotorua Youth Centre, this day brought together many agencies and people who are involved in some way with youth in our Rotorua community. Each organisation had space to showcase and inform participants of the services they provide …

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Rotorua Library Showcase

This was a great opportunity to showcase the work of a Speech Language Therapist and give information plus answer a variety of questions from passer-by’s in the library setting. Some children and I played new dice games. Games provide wonderful …