Bringing high quality, research-supported literacy instruction to teachers and families

Welcome to Lifelong Literacy. I’m Lyn Stone:

  • linguist in private practice
  • author
  • education consultant
  • mother of diverse learners
  • dyslexia advocate

You can find out more about each one of my roles on this site. We have free videos, low cost online courses, books for parents and teachers, a regular blog and a wealth of resources to help you in your journey toward lifelong literacy for all.

Lyn Stone’s books and courses


School Consultation

We have spent many years consulting to schools throughout Australia. It gives us great pleasure to watch them go from good to great.

The video below outlines our role. Do get in touch if you would like to book a consultation.



Conferences and events


Language for Life one-day workshop

Join Lyn Stone at  Little Learners Love Literacy hub in Surrey Hills, Vic, on Friday September 6th 2019 from 9:15-3:30 to find out more about the amazing world of words.

Language for Life

Register now!

Register here.

Research Ed Melbourne

Lyn will be speaking about writing at this sold-out event, but you can go on the waiting list! Here are some more details about the day:

We’re back! researchED returns to Australia and Brighton on August 24th, with another day of evidence, discussion, challenge, networking and provocation. Education is in a period of huge upheaval, as the evidence revolution continues. Old ways of working are now being scrutinised, criticised, updated and improved, and we’ve started to see dynamic and exciting new ways of teacher-led involvement of rebooting the classroom. Come along and join us for what promises to be a very special day.

Square Pegs Tasmania Dyslexia Conference

Lyn will be talking about nine quick, surefire strategies for reading, spelling and writing at this one day conference in Hobart on September 13th 2019.

Register now!

Reading for Life Online Course Launch

We are so excited to be launching a brand new online course, alongside our hugely popular Spelling for Life Online and Language for Life Online.

This accessible guide bridges the gap between research and practice, translating academic findings into practical suggestions and ready-to-use techniques.


Suitable for:

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Literacy professionals

Together we will:

  • Look at the definition of literacy
  • Discover the story of the Reading Wars
  • See what it really means to be dyslexic
  • Experience examples of processing speed and working memory
  • Explore some practical tools to boost reading and writing

This 6 hour online course is designed to be accessible, understandable and practical. It is filled with take-home messages of positivity and usefulness, and reveals a wealth of resources worldwide to suit all levels of inquiry into this topic.

First access is September 20th 2019, but you can enrol now to secure your place!

The Reading League

Lyn will be a guest speaker at The Reading League’s annual conference in Syracuse, New York on October 17-18 2019.

Registration and details here.