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Between now and 11 July, SPELD NSW is collecting member and supporter feedback through our survey. We would love to hear your feedback about SPELD NSW's work!
Executive Officer Georgina Perry is interviewed about specific learning disorders on the Square Peg Round Whole Podcast presented by Lou Kuchel.
SPELD NSW welcomes the news from Sarah Mitchell, NSW Minister for Education that Decodable Readers will be given every kindergarten class.
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.
The Spotlight: NEW Decodable Book Selector for NSW Department of Education GPC Instructional Sequence
SPELD NSW has published a new Decodable Book Selector to make it even easier for schools using the NSW Department of Educational GPC Instructional Sequence ...
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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 ...
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Dyslexia Decoded: A Suite of Webinars from Learning Links
Dyslexia Decoded courses from Learning Links are designed for busy teachers and speech pathologists looking for self-paced flexible learning.
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NEW Reading Decodable Books videos on YouTube!
Check out the SPELD NSW Reading Decodable Book series now available on YouTube. A great resource for both teachers and parents.
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SPELD NSW Launches the Teaching Reading in K-2 Webinar Series
SPELD NSW is excited to launch the Teaching Reading in K-2 Webinar Series. Short webinars for K-2 teachers and leaders about implementing evidence-based reading instruction ...
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The Spotlight – Phonics and Morphology: A Love Story 
The Spotlight - Phonics and Morphology: A Love Story. How phonics and morphology work together so English spelling makes sense!
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The Spotlight – There’s no such thing as an irregular word! 
What actually is an irregular word?? And how does that understanding impact our reading instruction?
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The Spotlight – Phonics: it’s not just about the sounds and letters!  
Phonics is not just about learning how phonemes or speech sounds relate to these squiggles we call letters. What else is involved in great phonics ...
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Vale Dr Donald Gillies
Don Gillies, a valued member of the SPELD NSW Board from 2009 to 2019, died on January 7. In 2021 he was conferred Life Membership ...
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The Spotlight – Kickstart your year in Kindy Literacy!
Great tips for setting up the year right for evidence-based literacy instruction in Kindergarten! Routines - phonics - handwriting and more!
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SPELD NSW Holiday Closure
The SPELD NSW team wishes you a safe and happy holiday season! The SPEL DNSW Bookstore, Office and InfoLine are closed from 20 December to ...
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SPELD NSW Launches Morphology Resources for Kindergarten in the Members’ Hub!
SPELD NSW is extremely excited to launch our new Morphology Resources for the Kindergarten extended code in our Members' Resources Hub!
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Professional Learning
Professional Learning for Terms 1 and 2, 2024 now available!
SPELD NSW has launched our 2024 Terms 1 and 2 Professional Learning. Book now to secure your place with Early Bird discounts available for SPELD ...
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New Titles in the SPELD NSW Bookstore for Term 4!
Check out the new titles in the SPELD NSW bookstore in Term 4! New decodable readers, games and resources!
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Updated Decodable Book Selectors now available
SPELD NSW is excited to publish updated Decodable Book Selectors this week including two NEW Decodable Book Selectors!
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Join the team
Join our Team – Administrative Assistant
SPELD NSW is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to join our team!
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Understanding and Teaching Reading Comprehension Workshop
Last chance to book to see Profs Jane Oakhill (University of Sussex, UK) and Carsten Elbro (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) speak on the important components ...
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SPELD NSW Member and Supporter Survey
Between now and 11 July, SPELD NSW is collecting member and supporter feedback through our survey. We would love to hear your feedback about SPELD ...
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Talking Literacy Webinars – Conversations with International Experts
Exciting and thought-provoking webinar series from AUSPELD, featuring conversations with international experts as they share some of their acquired knowledge, key discoveries and thoughts for ...
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SPELD NSW Online Bookstore Sale! 12 – 30 June 2023
SPELD NSW Members get an additional 5% discount at the SPELD NSW bookstore sale from 12 to 30 June – this is in addition to ...
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SPELD NSW Member and Supporter Survey

Between now and 11 July, SPELD NSW is collecting member and supporter feedback through our survey. We would love to hear your feedback about SPELD NSW’s work!

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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