In order to stay on the front foot, SPELD Victoria has established a Research Committee for two key purposes:
We expect our research journey to be an evolving one. Over time, we intend to build up the membership of this exciting new Research Committee. SPELD Victoria Members and Stakeholders will be informed directly of new research outcomes.
Research Committee Membership
Keith Houghton, Chair, Emeritus Professor and SPELD Victoria Patron
Deirdre Hardy, SPELD Victoria Committee President
Dr/Professor Cathy Catroppa, PhD; M.Ed.Psych., Dip.Ed.Psych., BBSc; M.A.Ps.S,
Educational & Developmental Psychologist, SPELD Victoria
Senior Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital
Neil Alexander-Passe, Head of Additional Educational Needs at East Barnet School, UK
Current Activities 2022
SPELD Victoria is currently participating in the following:
SPELD Victoria has participated in the following:
Emily Scott, Australian Catholic University
Aim: To learn about Self-esteem and locus of control in children who have trouble Reading.
Eligibility: • age 9-12 years; • diagnosed with dyslexia/reading difficulty.
Lead investigator: Emily Scott
Lead organisation: Australian Catholic University
Estimated completion date: 2019
Lead investigator: Dr Claire Spivakovsky
Lead organisation: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University
Estimated completion date: Mid 2018