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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COVID-19 Safety Information

SPELD NSW is working to provide a safe environment for its clients, staff and visitors and we thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. Please review our current COVID-19 safety requirements before visiting the SPELD NSW office.

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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 SPELD NSW

SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Course – Applications now open!

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 2022 courses.
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Teaching Reading in the Early Years – 3 Day Face-to-Face Workshop

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

3 June 2022

In this course you will learn about the core elements of an evidence-based approach to early reading instruction. A key feature of this course is that participants are given activities and reflection tasks to implement in their own teaching context- ensuring that the learning is real-world, contextualised and tailored. The course is structured around the SPELD NSW framework: Understanding, Plan, Instruct, Practice, Assess (UPIPA).

Word Aware Workshop Online

WHEN: 1:30pm - 4:30pm, starting,

9 June 2022

Developing a strong vocabulary is essential if children are to become successful literacy learners. Word Aware is a whole school approach which promotes vocabulary development. It is an evidence-based program which provides a structured process to help support vocabulary enrichment in all students and particularly for students with special educational needs and children with English as a second language.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Parramatta, June 2022

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

21 June 2022

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Newcastle, July 2022

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm starting on the,

11 July 2022

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling.

Literacy Essentials Online – Science of Reading Essentials

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

4 August 2022

The contemporary understanding of how we learn to read is fascinating as much as it is insightful. This workshop introduces key concepts that all teachers need to understand about the science of reading including the Simple View of Reading, Scarborough’s Reading Rope, Cognitive Load Theory and Working Memory, Phonology and Phonemic Awareness, the importance of retrieval and spaced practice and the cognitive model of how we learn to read.

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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