OnDemand: Using the Latest Advances in the Understanding of Reading Development to Plan and Guide Reading Intervention

This is the first lecture in a series of lectures by Dr Grace Elliott and Emma Hartnell-Baker, and will discuss the latest advances in the science of reading, and how aligning instruction with these advances can improve students’ reading. Suitable for educators and parents.

The whole series can be bought at a discounted price by clicking here


Patoss is pleased to announce a series of four lectures on the most up to date, evidence-based research to inform best practice in the assessment and intervention of children with literacy disorders for primary and secondary age students.

This lecture, the first in the series, will cover the most up to date research in the understanding of reading and reading disorders. It will discuss research showing that instruction aligned with advances in the understanding of reading can improve students’ reading. The Simple View of Reading (SVR) became the guiding framework for the current “science of reading” movement, and due to its popularity, many practitioners may not be aware of other models that could more productively guide their practice. Within this first lecture, The Active View of Reading will be presented as an evidence-based approach to improving reading comprehension. 

Course Description

The simple view of reading is commonly presented to educators in professional development about the science of reading. However, research in the 35 years since the theory was proposed has revealed additional understandings about reading, such as:

  • The overlap between decoding and listening comprehension
  • The importance of active and self-regulatory process that play a substantial role in reading
  • The importance of causes of reading difficulties beyond decoding and listening comprehension

This lecture will point to research highlighting these advances and showing that instruction aligned with this can improve students’ reading. It will present the Active View of Reading and discuss how updated theories and models can be used to guide practitioners’ work in supporting students’ reading development in classrooms and interventions.

In the course delegates will consider in detail:

  • The causes of reading difficulties beyond decoding and listening comprehension
  • How decoding and linguistic comprehension overlap to cause reading difficulties
  • The role of active, self-regulatory processes in reading
  • The Active View of Reading

Course Outcome

An understanding of the latest advances in the understanding of reading development, and how to align instruction with advances in the science of reading.

Target Audience

Open to all


This course is on demand and is a recording of a live event.

Delegates are not sent a link to this course but will have direct access to the event in the ‘My Online Courses’ section of their Patoss account for two weeks from the payment date. The recording can be watched as any times as the delegate likes during that period and can be paused, stopped and restarted. Please allow a few minutes for it to appear or refresh the page if necessary.

Payment Options

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  • If paying by invoice, access will be given on payment of that invoice. Delegates will need to check with their own finance department to see when the invoice is paid.
  • If paying by BACS, delegates will need to give our finance department a day or so to link the payment to the invoice which will activate access.

Course Materials

Delegates will be able to download handouts within the course and print off to have with them while watching the recordings.

Terms & Conditions

Please note, this training must be paid in full before access is given to the webinar. By submitting a booking, you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within 30 days and accept our Terms & Conditions which are shown at the bottom of the website page. Please make special note of the Cancellation Policy (item 7).

Delegates will be responsible for ensuring that they have suitable Wi-Fi, hardware and software to enable them to view the webinar.


Sheila Rostill, Webinar Administrator

E: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org

T:   07956 644 786

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Cancellation/Transfer Policy 


This course is worth 1.5 hours general CPD

Please ignore the date that comes up when you book your ticket. This refers to when the course was set up and does not affect your access to the course. 

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