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.

Latest News

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. 

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Newcastle July 2021 – FULLY BOOKED

WHEN: 4 day workshop, 9:00am - 3:30pm starting on the,

6 July 2021

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling. This four-day intensive course offers an instructional method that is multi-sensory, structured, code orientated, sequential and explicit.

Talk for Writing 2 Day Essentials Workshop

WHEN: 2 day workshop, 9:00am to 3.30pm starting on the,

3 August 2021

This two-day face-to-face professional development workshop offers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in this exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression.

Literacy Essentials – Teaching Phonics Using Decodable Texts

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

5 August 2021

This course helps you understand the important role that decodable texts play in explicit phonics instruction.

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.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Port Macquarie

WHEN: 4 day workshop, 9:00am - 3:30pm starting on the,

21 September 2021

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling. This four-day intensive course offers an instructional method that is multi-sensory, structured, code orientated, sequential and explicit.

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

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