Queensland Multisensory Literacy Training Workshop


This full day multisensory literacy workshop for teachers and other professionals working with children will include:

Adult students studying togetherTick  The theory underpinning the Cracking the ABC Code programs and resources

* including Frith’s literacy acquisition model, current literacy research and memory research.

Tick  How to conduct and analyse standardised literacy assessments

* including reading accuracy and comprehension, spelling, phonological awareness, pseudo-words and phonics.

Tick  The strategies used in the Cracking the ABC Code programs

* with a specific focus on understanding the alphabet ‘code’ and the spelling rules
* learning a simplified syllabification process as a decoding strategy
* learning a unique multisensory spelling strategy.

Tick  Demonstration lessons and comprehensive notes.

Tick In addition, after the workshop participants will be given access to

* 6 hour Online Multisensory Reading Level 3 Workshop for FREE
* 3 hour Online Multisensory Reading Level 2 Workshop for FREE
* 2 hour Online Multisensory Reading Level 1 Workshop for FREE
* 3 hour Online Writing Workshop (1/2 PRICE)


When: Saturday 24th March, 2018
WhereERDU Office, 38 Armstrong Street, Petrie 
Time: 9.00am-4.00pm
Price: $385 (includes GST)
(Includes comprehensive notes)

Next workshops:
Saturday 23rd June, 2018
Saturday 24th November, 2018



  • The workshop will be of particular interest to teachers and other professionals working with students (especially one-on-one) who are struggling with reading and spelling, including students diagnosed with dyslexia.  However, many of the strategies are applicable to the classroom.

  • It is a fast paced, comprehensive workshop, so come prepared to learn a lot.


 The research consistently shows that students with literacy difficulties benefit most from programs that systematically teach phonics in a structured, multisensory format and are evidence based.  In addition to meeting this core criteria, the Cracking the ABC Code resources:

  1. Rapidly improve students’ reading and spelling skills.  On average students completing a 12 week program improve 12 months in spelling and 18 months in reading accuracy and comprehension.
  2. Incorporate strategies from the memory research to ensure that the material is learned and remembered (e.g., is truly multisensory, uses picture cues, links new knowledge to existing knowledge, all the components interlink and repetition is built into the programs).
  3. Explicitly teach higher-order orthographic knowledge (e.g., prefixes, suffixes, root words, spelling rules, etc).
  4. Help develop students’ processing speed and working memory, two areas of common weakness among students with learning difficulties.
  5. Cover all aspects of literacy – reading, spelling and writing.

PLUS the material is very reasonably priced comparative to other programs of this calibre & is suitable for all ages from young students through to adolescents and illiterate adults.

Julie Tasker

This information filled workshop will be presented  by Julie Tasker, an experienced classroom teacher, a SPELD Queensland Assistive Technology Advisor and Specialist Teacher, who has successfully implemented the Cracking the ABC Code workshop to help numerous students improve their literacy skills.