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Lyn Stone

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Lifelong Literacy

Lyn is a linguist, literacy and language specialist and a dyslexia advocate. She lives and works in Victoria, Australia where she runs her tutoring and consulting business, Lifelong Literacy. Lyn travels throughout Australia presenting her Language For Life series of workshops to teachers and other education professionals. These courses are also available online. Lyn also works in her clinic with children and adults who experience language and learning difficulties.

Biography

Lyn is a linguist, literacy and language specialist and a dyslexia advocate.

She lives and works in Victoria, Australia where she runs her tutoring and consulting business, Lifelong Literacy.

Lyn travels throughout Australia presenting her Language For Life series of workshops to teachers and other education professionals. These courses are also available online.

Lyn is a consultant to the Australian print and radio media on linguistics as it relates to education. She has been featured many times on ABC Radio and Fairfax media, among others, talking about spelling, grammar and dyslexia.

Lyn’s two flagship programmes, Spelling for Life and Grammar for Life have been implemented in schools with excellent results for over a decade. The programmes also feature as books published by Routledge Education (Grammar for Life to be released in September 2015 under the title Language for Life).

Lyn provides tutoring on an individual and group basis at the Mornington-based Richardson Education clinic. She sees children and adults with language impairments on an intensive basis.

Lyn also consults to schools assisting in the development of research-based literacy acquisition programs. Penbank School, Fintona Girls’ Grammar School, Woodlands Primary School and Rosebery Primary School are among those currently working closely with her to improve their language arts curriculum.

Lyn consults to organisations such as the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service, Fremantle Ports and Bulla, providing literacy and language training for their executives and clients.

Lyn has extensive classroom-teaching experience and has been regularly employed by schools on a contractual basis to provide specialist literacy education for groups of at-risk students.

Lyn has three children (13, 11 and 9 years). Her 13 year-old daughter, Chloe, has Cri Du Chat Syndrome, a genetic disorder which causes developmental delay. Lyn has studied and is implementing an intensive developmental program called What to do About Your Brain-Injured Child. This comprises tactile, linguistic, balance, visual, auditory and mobility stimulation. The program has been very successful and extremely educational for Chloe and Lyn both.

Lyn’s middle daughter is dyslexic but has mastered the condition and become fully literate. Lyn has been a passionate advocate for children and adults with dyslexia for the majority of her career, but it has been in this last six years that her experience of the condition has taken a personal turn.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyscalculia

Personal Interests

    Australian Working Dog Rescue
    DELTA Therapy Dogs
    The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Stone Spelling for Life - 1st Edition book cover

Videos

Teaching the spelling of 'two'

Published: Jun 14, 2015

Rather than teach too/to/two, teach 'two' on its own. Too/to will follow.

There/their/they're

Published: Jun 14, 2015

A real bugbear for teachers of spelling.

How to spell 'conscience'

Published: Jun 14, 2015

From the 50 Words for Life series. An explanation of words which may at first seem tricky to spell.

Spelling -ible vs. -able words

Published: Jun 14, 2015

From the 50 Words for Life series. An explanation of words which may at first seem tricky to spell.

Words beginning with gu-

Published: Jun 14, 2015

From the 50 Words for Life series. An explanation of words which may at first seem tricky to spell.