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Introduction to the Neale Analysis and the YARC
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Using the York Assessment of Reading Comprehension (YARC) and the Neale analysis of reading ability. In this interactive workshop, the administration, scoring and interpretation of these two popular measures of reading ability will be compared.  Discussion will focus on the value of each of these tools in the assessment and monitoring of reading development in students who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as the ways in which the results can inform goal setting and strategies for supporting literacy development. A case study design will be used to compare the two tests in deaf and hard of hearing students across a range of ages and language abilities and to explore the ways in which they can each be used to describe strengths and needs in reading ability.  

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

On completion of this seminar, participants will have:​

  1. ​An understanding of administration procedures and scoring and interpretation of the York Assessment of Reading Comprehension (YARC) and the Neale analysis of reading ability;
  2. The ability to choose appropriate testing tools and procedures for measuring reading skills and abilities at a range of ages and language levels
  3. A clear framework for translating test results from these measures into appropriate goals and teaching strategies for their students

PRESENTER – Kate Leigh

Kate has been involved in Deaf Education for 20 years, both in practice and research.  Kate has worked in traditional school settings, with the visiting teacher service and in teacher training, both in Victoria and Western Australia.  She has worked with students who are deaf and hard of hearing from kindergarten through to tertiary and with trainee teachers of the deaf in a range of settings.

Kate’s core areas of interest include the ways in which we assess and describe different aspects of language and how these inform planning, programming and teaching practice. ​Kate currently works as a language specialist, assessing and monitoring language progress for more than 60 students from prep to year 12 at St Mary’s College for Hearing Impaired Students. She also works as a lecturer in Deafness Studies at The University of Melbourne as part of the Learning Interventions team.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Dates and Times

Thursday, October 22, 2015

5:00 PM till 7:00 PM

Add to Calendar10/22/2015 5:00 PM10/22/2015 7:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneIntroduction to the Neale Analysis and the YARCUsing the York Assessment of Reading Comprehension (YARC) and the Neale analysis of reading ability. In this interactive workshop, the administration, scoring and interpretation of these two popular measures of reading ability will be compared....VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne 3004Victorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Teachers and professionals working with students with hearing loss
Cost

No charge

Location
VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne 3004