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

Christmas Open Times

The SPELD NSW office is closed from 18th December to Monday 10th January. The SPELD NSW Infoline will open on Wednesday 19th January 2022.

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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. 

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Wollongong, February 2022

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm, starting,

15 February 2022

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.

Literacy Essentials Online: Science of Reading Essentials

WHEN: 3:30pm - 5:30pm,

3 March 2022

The contemporary understanding of how we learn to read is fascinating as much as it is insightful. 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.

Parent Webinar – Understanding Learning Difficulties

WHEN: 7:00pm - 8:30pm,

9 March 2022

This workshop supports parents in understanding how we define specific learning difficulties and how to ensure your child is getting the support they need with their learning.

Talk for Writing 2 Day Essentials Workshop – Online

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm starting,

17 March 2022

This two-day online 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.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Port Macquarie, April 2022

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm, starting,

11 April 2022

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.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Newcastle, April 2022

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm, starting,

11 April 2022

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.

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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