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Talking Point: Just one thing can derail any Tasmanian’s path through life

EXTRACT: My professional and personal belief, to really improve lives through greater levels of education, and more specifically, to really disrupt our low socioeconomic trajectory, is that we need to move beyond just programs to intervene directly to improve language development. We need to understand the prevalence and cause of language and learning disorders and disabilities and treat the...

WTF2050 Episode 7 – Rosalie Martin – The Australian Institute

EXTRACT: We know that around 25-30% of children who are sitting in classrooms are going to have some kinds of challenges with picking up learning to read…we want to support positive relationships, for the parent and child relationship to be deeply valued, and for the parent to be deeply valued as a human being. This is a podcast in the series ‘What’s Tasmania’s Future 2050?’ This...

Dear Dyslexic Podcast Episode 18

EXTRACT: Did you know across the world up to 40% of people in the justice system have a learning disability? This podcast interviews Rosie Martin who discusses the work of Connect 42 (formerly Chatter Matters) in Tasmania’s Risdon Prison and how the work in linking language, connection and attachment inspires hope. Dear Dyslexic Podcast Episode 18 - November...

Prison parenting program given $150k to help Tasmanian offenders connect and rehabilitate – ABC News

EXTRACT: Former Tasmanian Australian of the Year Rosie Martin and her charity (Connect42) has run the Circle of Security program with both men and women in Tasmania's Risdon Prison Complex. "We'll be able to deliver about 15 cycles of the program," Ms Martin said. ABC News reports on Connect42’s (formerly Chatter Matters Tasmania) parenting program funding boost. About 150 Tasmanian...

Australian of The Year Awards 2017 – National Museum of Australia

EXTRACT: I learned that one can just step off the conveyor belt of life and exercise choice outside of societal expectation. In those months I learned something experientially deep about choice and about an ‘I can’ attitude. About chutzpah. The National Museum of Australia profiles Rosie Martin, Tasmanian Australian of The Year, who has been helping prisoners crack the code of reading...

Chatter Matters Essay Collection – Island Magazine, 2017

Speech pathologist and literacy advocate Rosalie Martin and Island magazine celebrated their two-year partnership in 2017 by bringing out a special - and free - collection of seven essays, written by individuals who have successfully come through an adult literacy program implemented or championed by Martin's charity organisation, Connect42, formerly Chatter Matters...

Speech pathologist Rosalie Martin named Tasmania’s Australian of the Year for 2016 – Mercury

EXTRACT: Tasmania’s Australian of the Year — speech pathologist Rosalie Martin — has been acknowledged for helping prisoners crack the code of reading and transforming their lives. Ms Martin, who was presented with the award at Government House this afternoon, has developed a unique approach to literacy and for three years has visited Risdon Prison as a volunteer to deliver Just Sentences,...

Speech pathologist Rosalie Martin helps Tasmanian prisoners learn to read – ABC Radio Hobart

EXTRACT: There was just so much that he simply didn't know because he hadn't been able to draw up that information from a lifetime of reading. When we cracked into the sound problem that he had he was able to bring all of that intelligence and understanding and knowledge he had of the world and access more information through this new capacity, this new skill of being able to read. ABC 936...

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