Advancing the education and
welfare of children and adults with specific learning difficulties

Between 1 and 3 students in every classroom in New South Wales may experience difficulties with learning. We can help.

We are parents, teachers, tutors and professionals with a shared commitment to
early identification, effective intervention and support for children and adults with specific learning difficulties, like dyslexia.

If your child struggles at school or at home with reading, writing, spelling and maths and you’re looking for support get in touch. Not all children will have a specific learning difficulty but it’s important to seek support early.

If you're looking for support start here or contact the SPELD Infoline today.

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Upcoming Workshops

Due to the impact of COVID19 in our community, SPELD NSW is offering online professional learning.

SPELD NSW provides professional learning for teachers, tutors, speech pathologists and psychologists. Our workshops focus on evidence-based literacy and numeracy instruction and best-practice approaches to teach and support students with specific learning difficulties like dyslexia. 

Literacy Essentials Online – Phonics Phundamentals

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

11 February 2021

This course will explore key concepts for teaching phonics, how to plan for systematic phonics instruction and what strategies can be used to support phonics in the classroom.

Working Memory and Explicit Instruction – March 2021

WHEN: 9:30am - 4:00pm,

9 March 2021

This workshop explains the characteristics of working memory weaknesses and the impact such difficulties have on academic performance. Participants will be provided with an overview of the different types of memory, in particular working memory, and will examine the ways in which each are used in the classroom.

The Dyscalculia Webinar with Judy Hornigold

WHEN: 6:30pm - 8:30pm,

16 March 2021

This webinar will review the definition of dyscalculia and how schools can identify this learning difference. It will look at the difference between dyscalculia and more general maths learning difficulties as well as exploring the impact of maths anxiety.

Little Learners Love Literacy Online Workshop – March 2021

WHEN: 2 day workshop, 9:00am - 3:30pm, 17 March,

18 March 2021

Teach Little Learners Love Literacy with confidence. This unique 2-day online workshop will prepare any teacher to implement LLLL in the classroom – reading and spelling.

The Heggerty Approach to Phonemic Awareness Instruction – March 2021

WHEN: 12:30pm - 4:00pm,

23 March 2021

This half day ONLINE workshop will introduce participants to the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum including the research behind the importance of phonological awareness instruction, the key components of the program, how to use the program in the classroom and additional resources available to support the effective implementation of the program.

Professional Supervision Series, Term 1 2021

WHEN: 1pm-3.30pm on 18th Feb, 4th March, 18th March,

1 April 2021

This series of professional supervision is designed for small groups (6-8) of currently registered Psychologists keen to improve their skills in the assessment and identification of specific learning disorders using DSM-5 criteria.

Online Store

You can purchase decodable readers, C-Pens, phonemic awareness kits, Understanding Learning Difficulties guides and other literacy and numeracy resources for schools, teachers, tutors, speech pathologists and families from the SPELD NSW online store.  SPELD NSW members receive discounts on decodable readers and other resources.  


Little Learners Love Literacy

Dandelion Beginner Readers

Dandelion Catchup Readers

SPELD NSW Online Store

Contact Us

If you are looking for support for your family, yourself, your student or your school contact us.

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