David Kilpatrick, Psychology Department, was in Australia in August on an invited five-city professional development tour sponsored by Learning Difficulties Australia. The presentations spanned the country, including Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney. He presented findings from scientific research into why some students struggle in learning to read and the most effective ways to address those struggles.
Kilpatrick was one of the individuals interviewed in the American Public Media episode “At a Loss for Words” which looks at how reading is being taught in American schools and how that relates to the large percentage of struggling readers in the U.S. American Public Media is a content provider for NPR. The episode is posted online.
Also, Kilpatrick was invited to present “Phonemic Proficiency, Not Phonemic Awareness, Influences Orthographic Learning” on Sept. 5 at Yale University’s Haskins Laboratory.