SPELD NSW | Support for Specific Learning Difficulties

Supporting children and adults with specific learning difficulties

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

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 – Science of Reading Essentials

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

26 August 2021

This workshop introduces key concepts that all teachers need to understand about the science of reading including the Simple View of Reading, Scarborough’s Reading Rope, Cognitive Load Theory and Working Memory, Phonology and Phonemic Awareness, the importance of retrieval and spaced practice and the cognitive model of how we learn to read.

Literacy Essentials Online – Phonics Phundamentals

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

2 September 2021

This course helps you develop some core understanding of key terminology and concepts that teachers need to know to teach phonics with confidence. You will learn the difference between a phoneme, a grapheme, a diagraph and adjacent consonants and how to support the development of effective decoding skills.

Working Memory and Explicit Instruction – NOW ONLINE!

WHEN: 9am to 3.30pm,

16 September 2021

Students with poor working memory often struggle to achieve in the classroom. This workshop explains the characteristics of working memory weaknesses and the impact such difficulties have on academic performance.

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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