SPELD NSW supports 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

COVID-19 SPELD NSW Requirements for Visitors

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.

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SPELD NSW is hiring a psychologist

SPELD NSW is seeking a registered psychologist who is keen to further develop their skills in providing psycho-educational assessments for children and adults as part of our assessments team. This position is 4 days per week.

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Upcoming Workshops

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

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

4 March 2021

In this workshop you will learn about specific learning difficulties and what evidence-based interventions can be used to support children with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.

Literacy Essentials Online – From Words to Wonder – Developing Students’ Vocabularies

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

11 March 2021

In this workshop we will explore strategies to support oral language development through the primary years and beyond and the fundamental role vocabulary and background knowledge play in reading comprehension.

The Dyscalculia Webinar with Judy Hornigold

WHEN: 6:30pm - 8:30pm,

16 March 2021

This webinar will review the definition of dyscalculia and how schools can identify this learning difference. It will look at the difference between dyscalculia and more general maths learning difficulties as well as exploring the impact of maths anxiety.

The Heggerty Approach to Phonemic Awareness Instruction – March 2021

WHEN: 12:30pm - 4:00pm,

23 March 2021

This half day ONLINE workshop will introduce participants to the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum including the research behind the importance of phonological awareness instruction, the key components of the program, how to use the program in the classroom and additional resources available to support the effective implementation of the program.

Using the Motif Literacy Assessments with Dr Saskia Kohnen

WHEN: 7pm-9pm,

31 March 2021

In this online workshop, Dr Kohnen will introduce learners to the literacy testing resources that are freely available from the Macquarie Online Test Interface (Motif).

SPELD NSW Referral Database Information Session

WHEN: 4pm-5.30pm,

1 April 2021

This workshop is for teachers and allied professionals who are interested in learning more about becoming a Tutor or Professional member and joining the SPELD NSW Referral Database.

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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