Early Years Language and Literacy Development: Providing Optimal Opportunity for Growth

12th August, 2020 @ 9:00 am


12/08/2020 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Oral language, phonological awareness and print awareness are the foundations upon which literacy is built. This workshop presented by Stephi West will equip participants to:

  • further develop knowledge of early literacy and language development
  • identify the literacy and language proficiencies, needs and development of students
  • consider effective and proactive planning and teaching strategies and environments
  • monitor and respond to student progress.

Stephi West is a Speech Pathologist with significant experience in the education sector specialising in supporting students with additional needs including autism spectrum disorders, global developmental delay, syndrome disorders and other intellectual disabilities. Her approach is based on practical, everyday integration of core communication skills, as well as involving the environment and relationships to build functional language, vocabulary and interaction. Stephi has extensive experience in the areas of language development, behaviour support, foundational skills of communication, alternative communication strategies and combines the theories of well-known methods (including Intensive interaction, Floortime, Zones of Regulation, SOS Approach to Feeding and Circle of Security) to create an individualised ‘toolbox’ approach. Stephi currently works in an education facility for students with intellectual and multiple disabilities and at Psychology SA as a private clinician.

Target audience:

Early Years and Junior Primary Teachers



Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the AISSA is required to enforce set limits on the number of attendees for this event based on social distancing and maximum density rules.  To secure your place please complete the registration as attendance at the AISSA office without a confirmed place may result in being turned away if the event is at capacity. 


There is no on-site parking available.  For parking options please refer to the parking map.  Tram stop #1 Greenhill Road is a 6-minute walk away.

For registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins


Bookings are closed for this event.