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Child Well Being Institute
+64 3 3691573
Dr Lisa Furlong is a Senior Lecturer at the Child Well-being Research Institute at the University of Canterbury where she is involved in supporting literacy specialists, teachers and teacher aides to implement the Better Start Literacy Approach in their new entrant/year one classrooms. Lisa is also an Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Education at La Trobe University in Melbourne where she is co-leading a project investigating the transformation to evidence-based reading and spelling instruction by selected Victorian government primary schools.With a background in speech pathology, Lisa’s research interests focus on policy and practice relating to evidence-based reading and spelling instruction in primary school settings and, educators’ and health professionals’ engagement with the Science of Reading. Lisa has an interest in technology-based interventions for literacy instruction and intervention, including telepractice.Lisa is a Certified Practising Speech Language Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia and a Registered Member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists’ Association. She has more than ten years of clinical experience in the private practice sector working with school-aged children providing Tier 2 (small group) and Tier 3 (individual) support to children with learning difficulties and learning disabilities in both face-to-face and telepractice settings.Lisa has a PhD in Speech Pathology (La Trobe University) and a Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy (First Class Honours) (University of Canterbury).