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.
Visitors are welcome to the SPELD NSW offices for assessments, to attend professional learning events, to visit the bookstore and for scheduled meetings with SPELD NSW staff members. Before visiting the SPELD NSW office please review this COVID-19 Safety Information.
Listen to the interview on ABC Radio about phonics which is now mandated in New South Wales with the start of the school year.
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.
Learning Difficulties Essentials Online – Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
4 March 2021
Literacy Essentials Online – From Words to Wonder – Developing Students’ Vocabularies
11 March 2021
The Dyscalculia Webinar with Judy Hornigold
WHEN: 6:30pm - 8:30pm,
16 March 2021
The Heggerty Approach to Phonemic Awareness Instruction – March 2021
WHEN: 12:30pm - 4:00pm,
23 March 2021
Using the Motif Literacy Assessments with Dr Saskia Kohnen
31 March 2021
SPELD NSW Referral Database Information Session
1 April 2021
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.