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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Donate to support the work of SPELD NSW

Your donation goes directly to the work that we do to support families.  With your support, we can continue to offer free support to families through the SPELD NSW InfoLine and online learning difficulties resources for parents and educators.

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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. 

Teachers’ Certificate Course – Applications Now Open for 2024!

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

30 November -0001

The SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Course is a highly regarded Professional Learning program aimed at developing teacher understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties and effective, evidence-based instruction in literacy and literacy intervention. Applications are now open for 2024 courses.

Teaching Reading in K-2 Webinar Series – 10 Course Bundle

WHEN: 27 March 2024 to 17 June 2024,

25 March 2024

This series of webinars takes some big ideas and packages them up into digestible bite-sized sessions to help K-2 teachers and leaders take the next step in implementing evidence-based reading in their classrooms.

Maths with Judy Hornigold – 8 Course Bundle

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

23 June 2024

This series of courses from maths expert Judy Hornigold addresses fundamental maths skills and mathematical learning and learning difficulties. Great professional learning for early years teachers, interventionists and school leaders.

Making Spelling Stick: Explicit Planning and Instruction – Parramatta

WHEN: 9:00am - 3.30pm, 2 days starting on,

31 July 2024

Learn how to plan explicit spelling units in line with a systematic scope and sequence.

UFLI Foundations Workshop – Parramatta

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

2 August 2024

UFLI Foundations is an explicit and systematic phonics program that introduces students to the foundational reading skills necessary for proficient reading.

Assessing and Diagnosing Specific Learning Disorders – Online

WHEN: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 4 sessions starting,

2 August 2024

This online workshop is suitable for Psychologists with an interest in learning more about the assessment and diagnosis of learning disorders in the key areas of reading, written expression and mathematics

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.  

Decodable Readers K-2

A wide range of quality decodable readers suitable for students in K-2, available in individual sets and Classroom Packs.

Intervention and Catch-Up Resources

Engaging and effective decodable readers and other resources for use with students who are working to catch-up their reading skills and undertaking intervention.

Literacy Resources

Resource books and guides including AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties. Talk for Writing and Vocabulary resources and phonics games and activities.

Maths Games and Activities

Fun and effective range of maths games and activities.

Contact Us

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

AUSPELD strives to ensure that all Australian students are successful learners and that all teachers are equipped with the essential knowledge and skills they need. In the last 12 months, the state SPELDs have supported students and teachers Australia-wide: 

assisted and supported over 32,000 teachers and allied health professionals
provided 857 days of evidence-informed training, Australia-wide
assisted and supported over 79,000 families and individual students
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