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

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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The Spotlight: Developing a Professional Learning model that works

School leaders, what is your professional learning plan this year? Having worked with many schools to support change in literacy practices, we wanted to share some of our learnings about how to make professional learning most effective to support you making changes in your school practice. We have some ideas that might just help 2024 be a winning professional learning year for you!

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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. 

Teaching Reading in K-2 Webinar Series – Registration to all 9 webinars

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.

But which words? Selecting Words for Vocabulary Instruction Webinar

WHEN: 3:30pm - 4:45pm,

17 June 2024

In this webinar, we go beyond sorting words into vocabulary tiers. We will show you how to select words for deep vocabulary instruction and provide you with a model for teaching these great words in your classrooms. You will walk away with some inspiring ideas for how to bring vocabulary to life in your setting!

An Introduction to Interventions and Adjustments for Struggling Readers (Primary School)

WHEN: 3.30pm - 5.00pm,

19 June 2024

An introduction to interventions available for struggling readers and what adjustments can be put in place to support learning across the curriculum.

UFLI Foundations Workshop – Parramatta

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

20 June 2024

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

Help Me Read! Strategies for Struggling Readers – Parramatta

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

21 June 2024

Learn about targeted strategies to add to your reading instruction tool box!

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.

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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