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Listen to the interview on ABC Radio about phonics which is now mandated in New South Wales with the start of the school year.
We are very interested in hearing about the experiences of parents, caregivers and teachers of children with learning difficulties, as well as students who have learning difficulties, to help us respond to the Disability Standard for Education Review.
Come and join the SPELD NSW team as our Part-Time Office and Assessments Administrator!!
Five from Five, AUSPELD and Learning Difficulties Australia have released the Primary Reading Pledge. This important initiative aims “to reduce to near zero the number of children who finish primary school unable to read”.
Come and join the team at SPELD NSW as our new Professional Learning Manager!
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our community. To protect the health and wellbeing of our members, supporters and staff SPELD NSW has implemented restrictions around the services that we provide.
SPELD NSW welcomes news that more than 250 primary schools in New South Wales have put their hands up to take part in the trial for the Year 1 Phonics Check.
SPELD NSW on the move. New office location in the heart of Parramatta.
International Guest Speakers Professor Maggie Snowling and Charles Hulme present two research talks with SPELD NSW.
SPELD NSW celebrates 50 years supporting children with learning difficulties.
SPELD NSW is delighted to receive a $10,000 grant from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
SPELD NSW supports the Year One phonics and numeracy check, it is an important tool that schools can use to identify students who need early intervention and support.
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Three new Honorary SPELD NSW Life Members

At the March 2021 Annual General Meeting SPELD NSW Chair Rhonda Filmer presented three long-standing members with honorary Life Membership.

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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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Assessment and treatment approaches for children with reading and spelling difficulties

One of Macquarie University Reading Clinic’s most popular and highly-rated workshops presented by Clinic Director Associate Professor Saskia Kohnen is now being offered as a two-day series online workshop in April 2021.

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School is back and phonics is mandated as compulsory for all NSW primary school students

Listen to the interview on ABC Radio about phonics which is now mandated in New South Wales with the start of the school year.

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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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Member Spotlight Riverwood Public School

Anne Davis, Principal, Sophie Roberts, Deputy Principal Instructional Leader and Julie Mavlian, Learning & Support Teacher from Riverwood Public School share their involvement with SPELD NSW.

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The SPELD NSW office has re-opened for 2021 – We’re here to help

Our friendly and experienced Information and Referral Officers are available to listen to your concerns and provide you with information, support and resources.

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LETRS – Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

Dyslexia SPELD Foundation of WA will be offering an ONLINE LETRS course starting 18 February 2021. LETRS addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven to be most effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia.

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SPELD NSW Holiday Closing

The SPELD NSW office is closed from Wednesday 16th December to Monday 11th January 2021. The SPELD NSW Infoline will open on Monday 18th January.

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SPELD NSW welcomes announcement of compulsory phonics screening check

SPELD NSW welcomes the announcement that the Phonics Screening Check will be compulsory in NSW public schools from next year. 

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Developmental Language Disorder

Did you know that two children in the average classroom have a common condition known as Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)?

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Meet Veronica – SPELD NSW Professional Learning Manager

Veronica Alexander joins the team at SPELD NSW as our new Professional Learning Manager.

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SPELD NSW Employment Opportunity – Office and Professional Learning Administrator

Come and join the SPELD NSW team as our Part-Time Office and Professional Learning Administrator!!

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Enrolments now open for the Teachers Certificate Course 2021

With 60 hours of NESA accredited professional learning, The SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Course is suitable for Learning Support teachers, Primary School Classroom teachers, High School literacy and support teachers, new graduates and specialist tutors. 

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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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Macquarie Uni Term 4 Webinars: Anxiety and Working Memory

Macquarie University’s final two zoom workshops for Term 4 will be in November 2020. Anxiety in poor readers: Evidence, assessment, and intervention on 9th November and Working memory and reading difficulties on 25th November.

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Talking Literacy Webinars – Conversations with International Experts

Exciting and thought-provoking new webinar series from AUSPELD, featuring conversations with international experts as they share some of their acquired knowledge, key discoveries and thoughts for the future. Conversations now available with Carl Hendrick, Louisa Moats and Daniel Ansari.

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Decodable phonics-based reading online events for NSW Teachers

Two webinars from Oxford University Press exploring decodable phonics-based reading. 28 October for NSW educators in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check and 11 November for all Australian educators to learn more about Oxford’s decodable phonics-based reading texts.

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Have Your Say – Help Us Improve Support for Students with Learning Difficulties

We are very interested in hearing about the experiences of parents, caregivers and teachers of children with learning difficulties, as well as students who have learning difficulties, to help us respond to the Disability Standard for Education Review.

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Learning Links Webinars for teachers – Term 3 & 4, 2020

Learning Links have a range of upcoming webinars and NESA Accredited online workshops in Terms 3 and 4, to empower teachers in primary and high schools to improve the outcomes of students with learning difficulties.

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Primary Reading Pledge

Five from Five, AUSPELD and Learning Difficulties Australia have released the Primary Reading Pledge. This important initiative aims “to reduce to near zero the number of children who finish primary school unable to read”.

SPELD NSW Operations – COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our community. To protect the health and wellbeing of our members, supporters and staff SPELD NSW has implemented restrictions around the services that we provide.

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