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HEROES: A reading intervention for children with IEPs

10 October 2022, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Pupils reading in classroom. Image: Tim Kavanagh for IOE

Join this first ILC seminar of the 2022/23 academic year to hear Professor Jerome D'Agostino discuss the literacy intervention, HEROES.

This event is free.

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Teresa Kourdoulos

Event recording

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HEROES is a literacy intervention for 6-9 year olds who have IEPs for beginning reading and was funded by a grant for the US Department of Education’s Education and Innovation and Research Programme.
In this webinar, Jerome will discuss how external evaluation of this intervention found that children with reading disabilities made significant progress, and effective intervention for children with reading disabilities will be discussed from both a research and practice perspective. 

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in literacy teaching and learning across the life course, literacy policy and practice.  

ILC seminar series

The International Literacy Centre (ILC) hosts a termly seminar series where researchers, practitioners, and those with an interest in literacy education, policy, and practice across the lifespan can come together to discuss current issues in the field. The seminars are free and open to the general public.

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About the Speakers

Professor Jerome D’Agostino

at Ohio State University

Cerys Stevens

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader

Dr Sinead Harmey

Lecturer in Literacy Education at International Literacy Centre, IOE