Supporting Every Child’s Right to Read

Right to Read Inquiry & School Level Change

Dr. Kathryn Garforth and Dr. Pam Snow, a Professor of Cognitive Psychology in the School of Education at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University, Australia discussed the Right to Read Inquiry & School Level Change.
Dr. Kathryn Garforth, Ph.D.
Founder of Garforth Education and The Right To Read Initiative. 
Garforth Education provides online courses and professional development for educators. Garforth Education provides support to families of neurodiverse individuals. Dr. Garforth helps them understand the diagnosis and needs of their child.


Dr. Kathryn Garforth is passionate about every child's #RightToRead. As a dyslexic and the parent of a dyslexic she has a personal connection to the struggles students face. Her teacher training program did not provide the training to teach children like her how to read.  She's determined to spread awareness about best practices for teaching reading.


Twitter: @GarforthEduc
Pamela Snow is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology in the School of Education at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University, Australia. 

Pamela is a registered psychologist, having qualified originally in speech-language pathology and has taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate education and health professionals. Her research has been funded by nationally competitive schemes such as the ARC Discovery Program, ARC Linkage Program, and the Criminology Research Council, and concerns the role of language and literacy skills as academic and mental health protective factors in childhood and adolescence. She has conducted research on the profiles and needs of high-risk groups such as youth offenders, children and adolescents in the state care system and flexible education systems, as well as research advancing evidence in the language-to-literacy transition in the early years of school. In 2020, Pamela established, with her colleague, Associate Professor Tanya Serry, The Science of Language and Reading (SOLAR) Labin the School of Education at La Trobe University.

Pamela’s research has been published in a wide range of international journals and  she was You Should Buy the Cheap Generic Versions of These 25 Foods best place to buy kamagra 100mg generic drug prices are falling, but are consumers benefiting? a member of the 2017 National Year 1 Literacy and Numeracy Panel, convened by the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Federal Education Minister.  She is a Life Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a past Victorian State Chair of the Australian Psychological Society. Pamela has over 170 publications, comprising refereed papers, books and book chapters, monographs and research reports. In addition to these academic outputs, Pamela writes a popular blog for teachers, parents, and clinicians.
Dr. Snow’s Blog: The Snow Report 
Here’s my La Trobe academic profile: 
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