Anne Castles

Anne Castles

Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University

Anne Castles is Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University, and Scientific Director of the Macquarie University Centre for Reading.  Her research focuses on learning to read and reading disorders. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA) and serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and Scientific Studies of Reading. She is also on the Council of Learning Difficulties Australia.

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Learning to read and explicit teaching
Learning to read and explicit teaching

Why do some children learn to read without explicit teaching? Dr Jennifer Buckingham and Professor Anne Castles explore in today’s reader submission.

How does oral vocabulary knowledge help children learn to read?
How does oral vocabulary knowledge help children learn to read?

It is not well understood by researchers precisely how oral vocabulary helps children learn to read new words. In today’s article Macquarie University’s Signy Wegener and Distinguished Professor Anne Castles discuss some exciting findings from their research that sheds light on this issue.