How to use educational reading aids

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Fri 26 June 2015

11 mins

At school, once upon a time you may have got a text book, or a tutor to help your child learn to read. Today, you can turn to technology for help and in this episode we discuss educational reading aids with technology expert, Dr Joanne Orlando.

GUEST: Dr Joanne Orlando, lecturer in early childhood education at the UNiversity of Western Sydney

WEBSITE: Joanne Orlando

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