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

SPELD NSW School Essentials: New Online Professional Learning

New Professional Learning modules focusing on developing teacher discipline knowledge in literacy and numeracy. Bridging the gap between contemporary research and pedagogy and supporting teachers in adopting evidence-based instruction to benefit ALL students. First online event coming 22nd October.

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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. 

SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Course – Applications now open!

WHEN: 2021,

9 October 2020

The SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Couse is a highly regarding Professional Learning program aimed at developing teacher understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties and effective, evidence-based instruction in Literacy and Numeracy. Applications are now open for the 2021 courses.

Learning Difficulties Essentials: Understanding Learning Difficulties

WHEN: 3:30-5:30pm,

22 October 2020

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.

Reading Essentials: Essential Phonics

WHEN: 3:30-5:30pm,

5 November 2020

Reading Essentials: Essential Phonics helps you develop some core understanding of linguistics behind systematic synthetic phonics instruction.
Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing Essentials Online Workshop – November 2020

WHEN: Workshop to be held over 4 sessions, starting,

12 November 2020

This four-part online workshop offers teachers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in the steps of this exceptionally effective instructional approach. Bookings for this workshop close on 3 November 2020

Reading Essentials: Using Decodable Texts In Your Classroom

WHEN: 3:30-5:30pm,

19 November 2020

This course, Using Decodable Texts In Your Classroom, helps you understand the important role decodable texts play in the simple view of reading and how they help beginning readers master important decoding skills.

Parent Workshop – Making Adjustments for Students with Specific Learning Difficulties

WHEN: 7pm-9pm,

25 November 2020

This workshops will provide an overview of adjustments that can be made to support students with specific learning difficulties.

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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