14 literacy leaders who changed my practice

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I’ve spent thousands of hours consuming evidence-based content about learning to read over the last decade; and these are 14 of my favourite literacy leaders who have shaped my approach to teaching beginners to read properly:


2. Professor Pamela Snow at The Science of Language and Reading (SOLAR) Lab and The Snow Report

3. Dr Jennifer Buckingham at Five from Five and Nomanis

4. Alison Clarke at Spelfabet

5. Dr Holly Lane at the University of Florida Literacy Institute 

6. Professor Anne Castles at the Australian Centre for the Advancement of Literacy

7. Dr Pam Kastner at the PaTTAN Literacy Initiative

8. Susan Godsland at dyslexics.org.uk

9. John Walker at Sounds-Write

10. The Reading Ape 

11. Professor Mark Seidenberg 

12. Lynn Stone at Lifelong Literacy

13. Dr Timothy Shanahan 

14. Dr Nicole Patton Terry at the Florida Center for Reading Research

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Hi there, I’m David Kinnane.

Principal Speech Pathologist, Banter Speech & Language

Our talented team of certified practising speech pathologists provide unhurried, personalised and evidence-based speech pathology care to children and adults in the Inner West of Sydney and beyond, both in our clinic and via telehealth.

David Kinnane
Speech-Language Pathologist. Lawyer. Father. Reader. Writer. Speaker.

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