Kate Cain is Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, UK, where she is also Head of Department. Her research focuses on how language skills and cognitive
resources influence reading and listening comprehension development and how weaknesses in these contribute to comprehension problems.
Reading comprehension is critical for success across the school curriculum. Kate will review the requirements for proficient reading from key stage 1 through to 4. This will include an examination of the preschool oral language skills that support early reading acquisition and also the broader skill set that supports our ability to understand and acquire knowledge from a variety of text types across a range of content areas, including social studies and science. Kate will provide examples of how to assess reading comprehension difficulties and discuss how this research base can inform classroom practice.
Two free places per session for World Class members of the Partners in Learning Secondary Teaching School Alliance
£75 per person for Primary and Secondary members of the Partners in Learning Teaching School Alliance
£125 per person for non-members