Emma is an experienced speech language therapist, who has worked with children, families, teachers, and schools in New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland. She has joined the EDconnect team as an associate and runs a small clinical practice. She loves to share her knowledge through delivering professional development to
early childhood, primary, and secondary educators.
Emma has a passion for oral language and literacy acquisition, and for applying evidence-based practice to improve outcomes for all learners – particularly those at risk for learning challenges. Emma has a knack for making important research findings accessible and applicable to the classroom and supporting educators to embed new knowledge and skills in their practice across a range of areas.
- supporting speech sound and oral language development
- assessing and developing emergent and early literacy skills from early childhood to secondary levels
- incorporating and integrating the “big five” within literacy instruction: phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension
- explicit, systematic, cumulative teaching of the English code from phonics through to morphology using decodable texts.