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

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.

Evidence-Based Reading in Action – Dubbo

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

30 May 2024

A hands-on course that helps teachers bring evidence-based reading instruction to life in their classrooms!

Evidence-Based Reading in Action – Parramatta

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

4 June 2024

A hands-on course that helps teachers bring evidence-based reading instruction to life in their classrooms!

Decoding Decodable Texts: How to select decodable texts for your readers Webinar

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

5 June 2024

In this webinar, we consider what makes a decodable… decodable? We show you how to align texts to your scope and sequence and how to select decodable texts that are appropriate for the reader and differentiated for various levels. We will look at basic code and extended code examples and help you understand how to make the best choices for your readers.

Mastering Morphology: Understanding How English Words Work – Parramatta

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

6 June 2024

An introduction to English morphology and what this means for teaching spelling in our classrooms.

Planning for Partner Reading in K-2 Webinar

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

11 June 2024

In this webinar, we introduce you to the ‘reading practice and fluency lesson’ which is a key part of the literacy block. We will examine how to plan for this lesson, how to select and use resources, and what partner reading can look like across K-2. We will show you a great example of warm-up slides you can use in this lesson and a routine to teach students for partner reading.

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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