Susan presents seminars and workshops nationally and internationally on a diverse range of literacy topics.


Susan loves sharing her knowledge on how to optimise children’s literacy learning, and is a popular speaker both in Australia and internationally. 


The term ‘Easy-Theory’ encapsulates Susan’s skill in being able to take complex research theory and explain it in simple easy-to-understand practical ways. Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists and parents love the highly practical, down-to-earth manner and content of Susan’s workshops. Susan’s presentations are always tailored to the needs and interests of her current audience. 


Susan’s 2014-15 speaking fee rates are 

  • $1350 per day (4.5 hours to 7 hours speaking/presenting)

  • $1350 pro-rata per part day ($225 per hour)

  • $550 per day for travel where travel has to take place during work hours (8.30 to 6.30) on weekdays adjacent to the speaking day 

  • Travel and accommodation expenses 


Susan sometimes speaks at discounted rates or for free for nonprofit organisations focussed on improving children’s literacy, e.g., an extra session for parents attached to a full day schools’ seminar. 


When speaking interstate or internationally, it’s often found useful for Susan to have multiple engagements in the one trip, as this saves on travel fees. It’s therefore best to organise speaking engagements well in advance. 


Click here to contact Susan about speaking engagements. 

Sample of topics presented in the past:  


Teaching to the Instructional Needs of
Children with Reading Accuracy weakness: Theory & Practice (2 days)

This workshop builds attendees' knowledge of current theoryon reading development and difficulties then builds skill with practical strategies to optimise information processing,reading accuracy, written expression, and spelling. 


Understanding Learning Difficulties:
Optimising How Children Learn (1.5hrs or 1 day)

This workshop builds understanding of how to optimise children’s working memory and making of long-term memories when building reading, writing and spelling. 


If English were easy to spell: Practical Implications for improving reading and writing instruction for at-risk readers (2hrs or 1 day)

This seminar builds understanding of the severe impacts of English’s highly complex spelling system on at-risk children’sreading and writing development, then walks attendees through simple strategies and activities for building masteryof 200 common English spelling patterns.