On-Line and Face to Face Training
Maureen McDaniell and Helen Hampton are two of the four independent Accredited Sounds-Write linguistic phonics trainers in Australia. As experienced trainers and practitioners we are dedicated to working exclusively with the Sounds-Write program because we believe it is the best linguistic phonics program, backed by science and research that is currently available.
We are committed to reducing the very poor functional literacy rates of school leavers in Australia. We recognise that accessing quality professional development opportunities in regional Western Australia can involve considerable travel and expense and we want to ensure remote and regional classroom teachers, education assistants, speech therapists and parents have access to Sounds-Write training.
Our colleagues James Lyra and Alison Perry are based on the east coast of Australia and we all work collaboratively on training, particularly on-line training.
Sounds-Write provides classroom teachers and associated professionals with a comprehensive system with which to teach reading, spelling and writing. Ideally it is introduced in the first year of formal schooling and then fine-tuned throughout the rest of primary school. In addition, it can also serve as highly successful intervention or catch-up program.
Details of the program, and the reasons for its outstanding reputation, are set out on the Sounds-Write UK Ltd website.