William M. Cruickshank Memorial Lecture
41st Annual International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities Conference
5-7 July 2017
Learning about Learning Intervention
Professor Lorraine Graham
The University of Melbourne
Professor Graham’s presentation will focus on intervention research for students with learning difficulties and examine what we are still learning about developing, implementing and evaluating effective learning intervention. In doing so, Professor Graham will refer to the work of past and present scholars in the fields of intervention and learning difficulties. Professor Graham will also draw extensively on examples from her collaborative work with students in the Australian context, including the internationally recognized QuickSmart, and consider implications for practice more broadly.
Lorraine Graham is foundation Professor of Learning Intervention at The University of Melbourne. Along with Professor John Pegg, she is co-developer of the QuickSmart Numeracy and Literacy Programs. After teaching primary students in the early 1980s, Lorraine continued her studies at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. During this time she focused on developing cognitive and metacognitive interventions for students with literacy learning disabilities. In 1994, she joined the inclusive education team at the University of New England, New South Wales. Since 2001, Lorraine has been involved in the implementation and scaling up of the QuickSmart programs across Australia. During her career, Lorraine has contributed over 90 published academic works, including five books, and extensive educational resource materials.