Language, Learning & Cognition

7:30pm, 3rd Mar 2021 - 8:45pm, 3rd Mar 2021

Amanda Hicks


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Language, Learning & Cognition

Language, Learning & Cognition are all intertwined when considering the needs of individual students.  The course is aimed at proficient teachers. It will discuss the stages of development and how deficits in these areas can impact learning.  Understanding the stages of development in language and cognition provides context when teachers are presented with differences in learning from Kindy. The course supports teachers in understanding these differences and how they can differentiate content in order to maximise student success.

Amanda Hicks has over 26 years experience in education in numerous roles and is a passionate educator and advocate for children, adolescents and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. Amanda has completed 5 university degrees in education with her research into working memory and reading resulting in the RIP IT UP Reading Program. She is currently studying her 6th degree with a focus on Social Work. 

Not only has she assisted over 10,000+ individuals with severe reading difficulties and disabilities learn to read, she has also been involved in educating and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students through their studies.  Amanda has lectured to thousands of educators and health professionals across Australia & New Zealand on the importance of working memory to the learning process. Amanda continues to support NGOs, DCJ, schools, conferences, seminars and individuals with research and evidence based knowledge and intervention. 


Please note this workshop will be delivered online through the platform, Zoom. You will receive any handouts, together with the Zoom workshop link via email on the morning of Wednesday, 3 March 2021.  If you have not received an email by 12:00pm on Wednesday, please check your junk mail. 

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you have Zoom downloaded and updated prior to the workshop start time.  This is a LIVE event only and will not be recorded. 


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