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Online Training

The Sounds-Write Practitioners’ Online Training is based on the popular four-day face-to-face course and consists of six carefully structured, online modules delivered over six weeks. At the start of each week, new content is made available. Set tasks need to be completed within that week but you can study at your own pace.

The course contains lectures about the theory behind Sounds-Write, demonstrations of the Sounds-Write lessons, and videos of the lessons being delivered in classrooms in Australia and the UK. There are also online quizzes to check your understanding. You can discuss your thoughts with other participants and post questions for your trainer in the discussion forum. Weekly, live Zoom sessions with your trainer are offered to support your learning. These sessions are recorded for those participants who cannot join live.

Soundality is currently accepting expressions of interest to participate in upcoming online Sounds-Write Practitioner Training courses. There is a high demand for online training and courses book out very quickly.

Register your interest to be the first to be notified when bookings open.

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Online Testimonials

“The online course was very structured and well-planned, with excellent resources (visual and written). The support from the Sounds-Write trainer, particularly on the discussion forum, was a real highlight.”

Speech Pathologist

"The course was incredible informative and wonderfully practical. It is probably the most practical course I’ve completed, meaning I have been able to quickly and confidently start planning and implementing the lessons for my students. I’m already observing progress and a significant growth in confidence among students of a variety of ages."

SPELD Specialist Tutor
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Questions & Answers

What does the Online Sounds-Write Training involve?

Please note that this is a very rigorous, high-quality training course involving a considerable amount of learning. Here is an overview of the course structure and approximate study time required:

Week 0 (~2 hours required): In this week you will become familiar with the online platform, introduce yourself and meet your trainer and other trainees. The course includes a discussion forum where you will be able to ask questions, and where you will contribute to course discussions.

Weeks 1 - 4 (~8 hours of work per week): New content is made available at the start of each week. This includes reading material, explanation and demonstration videos and lesson practise. You also have assessment tasks to complete. Active participation in the online discussion forum is required.

Week 5 (~2 hours of work): This week has no formal new content, but you will be able to revisit anything in the course before the course closes. At the end of week 5, the course website will close, and you will no longer have access to the online course.

Live sessions: There will be 6 synchronous sessions online during the course, using the Zoom platform. These will take the form of a live Q&A with your Trainer (that’s me!), and also provide the opportunity to consolidate your understanding. For those who cannot attend the live sessions, these will be recorded and made available during the course.

What do I need for the online course?

To access the course, you will need a PC or laptop (including Mac). You should not do the course on your phone or tablet as some parts will not work well.

You will need a steady internet connection as there are several video explanations and demonstrations.

If you are accessing the course from your workplace, it is your responsibility to check with your IT manager that you will enable you to access external content, including Zoom.

For some activities, you will need to video yourself. You can use the camera on your laptop or a mobile phone. The format you will need to submit your videos in is: .mov .avi or .mp4 format.

How is the online training different to the face-to-face training?
The learning objectives is the same for both courses. All participants also receive the Sounds-Write manual. The face-to-face training is delivered over four days, where the online training is mostly self-paced and delivered over six weeks. Participants find both methods highly effective, so your decision comes down to location and personal preference.
What is the cost?
Registration in the Sounds-Write Practitioners’ Online Training is $880 (including GST). You will receive a copy of the Sounds-Write manual and handouts in the post before the training starts. Postage is included within Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Additional postage costs may apply to other countries- please contact Soundality for a quote.