The Three Components To Effective Implementation…
Effective implementation of Structured Synthetic Phonics (SSP) involves whole-school investment in:
- Evidence-Based Programs
- Professional Development
- Consistent Student Screening & Tracking
Following these three aspects, PLD believes you can give your students the best possible start.
Written by Diana Rigg and a team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Educators, PLD has developed a range of evidence-based programs covering Literacy, Oral Language & Movement and Motor.
For our education standards to reach national and international benchmarks, schools need to invest in programs that are supported by research. PLD’s titles are based on international research, independently assessed by third parties and constantly updated as new research becomes available.
PLD is also proud to be an Australian owned and operated organisation. A significant number of the synthetic phonics programs available in Australia originate from the UK.
For successful implementation of PLD, schools must adopt a commitment to continuous professional development. This means that as new staff enter the school or when staff change year levels, their knowledge is updated. PLD offers a range of professional learning options.
- Face-to-face seminars in the PLD office along with training through Network Teach, SPELD QLD and SPELD SA.
- Flexible online courses. Each course is between 1-4 hours in length and are linked to Australian Professional Development Standards.
- In-school presentations with Diana Rigg targeting whole-school training and implementation.
Consistent Student Screening & Tracking
Tracking student progress is not only an area of strength for PLD but an essential component of the PLD process. Each free-to-download PLD screen is relatively time-efficient to administer and the results can be integrated within the ready-to-use tracking sheets.
The screening and reporting process at a classroom level assists in determining the targeted teaching that the students require. At a school level, the reporting of the student and class progress provides insights into implementation and teacher accountability.
Click here for more information on how to establish a consistent screening and tracking process in your classroom.