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Psychology Departmental Seminar: 'Risk and Resilience in Beginning Reading in NZ'

Dr Tracy A. Cameron was a computer programmer for many years. She later decided to follow her passion for psychology, which culminated in successful completion of a PhD.

Tracy’s PhD research focus was on risk and resilience in reading acquisition. To this end, she investigated methods for assessing and then describing children’s developing emergent literacy and beginning reading skills, through three separate studies of beginning reading in New Zealand (NZ).

Abstract: Dr Tracy A. Cameron’s first study investigated the tools that NZ new entrant teachers use to screen and monitor children’s oral language and emergent literacy skills. The second study evaluated the usefulness of progress monitoring (i.e., repeated assessments) with a NZ sample of children in their first year of school. And Tracy’s final longitudinal study modelled the contributions of school-entry literacy and early literacy trajectories to literacy progress at year-end.

During her talk, she will give an overview of all three studies results and outline the implications for practice.

University staff and students welcome (closed to public due to Covid Level 2). Monday 1 November 2021, 12:00pm –1:00pm, Archway 4 (limited capacity 50)

Also available via ZOOM:
Password: psychology

Date Monday, 1 November 2021
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Seminar
LocationArchway 4, University of Otago, corner of Union Street East and Leith Walk, Dunedin
Contact NameDr Narun Pornpattananangkul
Contact Phone +64 3 479 6542

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