“Teach the children to read so they can read to learn”
For every child reading is the key to success in school, to the development of out-of-school interests, to the enjoyment of leisure time and to personal and social adjustment. In the modern school, effective reading is the most important avenue to effective learning. Difficulty with reading is by far the most common characteristic of a student with learning difficulties. It is estimated that 90% of all children identified as having learning difficulties are referred for special education services because of reading problems.
One cannot learn to read in isolation. Its dependence on other psychological processes cannot be emphasized enough. Reading is very closely related to other Neurodevelopmental Constructs – memory, language, attention and higher order cognition (Dr Mel Levin). Unfortunately, our schools fail to give reading its due importance and the child is expected to learn to read “automatically” without any formal instruction. Thus sowing the seeds of labored reading which has lifelong ramifications.
After the overwhelming response this workshop has got in schools all over the country, ORKIDS, in its attempt to enhance reading of students, is initiating a workshop on PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS in Jaipur. Phonological awareness is the foundation of skilled reading. It opens up numerous vistas for the children who can then use reading to further their learning.
Once equipped with the multisensory phonological teaching skills the instructor/teacher/educator can easily transit onto enhancing the fluency and the reading comprehension of the children.
The workshop will be conducted by Ms Geet Oberoi , Founder President , Orkids Multidisciplinary Clinics, who has trained with Ms Arlene Sonday, the developer of The Sonday System, the multisensory, phonological program to teach how to read and spell.
- Elementary school teachers
- Primary school teachers
- Teacher trainers
- Special educators
- Speech and language therapists
- Parents and interested individuals
OBJECTIVE OF THE WORKSHOP
- To equip the participant with the sequence of rules pertaining to teaching the students to read and spell.
- To apprise the participants of the importance of multisensory input.
- To acquaint the participants of various resources/aids which can be used to enhance phonological awareness of the students
Venue : The Palace School, The City Palace, Jaleb Chowk, Jaipur.
Date : 01st Sept. 2012
Timings : 10.00 am to 2.00 pm