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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.
Supporting executive functioning in students with learning difficulties – LDC Seminar

The Learning Difficulties Coalition of NSW is presenting an online and on demand seminar on executive function on 15th November 2022.

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Online Professional Development from Macquarie University Reading Clinic

Online training for teachers coming up from Macquarie University Reading Clinic in 2022. Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Vocab and more – Highly recommended!

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Multilit Professional Workshop Calendar: September to December 2022

Check out the full list of in person and online workshops available from Multilit from September to December 2022, including new MiniLit Sage.

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Teaching Reading in the Early Years- a step forward in planning

Many school communities are excited by the new path that the NSW K-2 English syllabus is taking and they are ready to jump in feet first into evidence-based reading instruction. Armed with the understanding that a systematic and explicit approach to reading instruction is the most effective in reaching all learners, many schools are now seeking to understand what that might mean in their context.

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Join the SPELD NSW Clinic

SPELD NSW is recruiting members of our Clinic Team – Come and join our passionate, hardworking and friendly team!

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Teaching Reading in the Early Years- Why did nobody tell me that!?

At SPELD NSW we have the great privilege of working with teachers at various stages in their careers. In a lot of our Professional Learning and school-consulting work we hear the exasperated catch-cry ‘Why didn’t anyone ever teach me that?!’.

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Sounds-Write Training Port Macquarie

Teachers and speech pathologists from Newcastle to Port Macquarie and the North Coast joined SPELD NSW for popular Sounds-Write Training.

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New SPELD NSW Resources – Adjustments InfoSheets

SPELD NSW is pleased to share three new InfoSheets on Adjustments for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia.

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Come and Join our Team as a Professional Learning Educator!

Join the SPELD NSW Professional Learning team and provide evidence-based professional learning, workshops, consulting and resources to teachers, tutors and other professionals, schools and families. This role is ideal for a teacher who is passionate about the science of reading and learning.

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Years 1 and 2 Phonics and Morphology Scope and Sequence is now available

SPELD NSW now released our Phonics and Morphology Scope and Sequence for Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2.  These documents include the Phonic Knowledge, Fluency and Spelling Outcomes and Content from the new NSW Syllabus for English.

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Seeking a registered psychologist: 3, 4 or 5 days a week!

SPELD NSW is recruiting a registered psychologist – come and join our passionate, hardworking and friendly team!

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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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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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Christmas Open Times

The SPELD NSW office is closed from 18th December to Monday 10th January. The SPELD NSW Infoline will open on Wednesday 19th January 2022.

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Speech Pathologists working in schools

Wendy Coggins SPELD NSW Professional Member shares the benefits of speech pathologists working with schools.

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Thank you SPELD NSW Professional Member Wendy Coggins

Thank you Wendy Coggins SPELD NSW Professional Member for an incredible 30 years supporting children with learning difficulties.

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SPELD NSW Interview Square Peg Round Whole

Executive Officer Georgina Perry is interviewed about specific learning disorders on the Square Peg Round Whole Podcast presented by Lou Kuchel.

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Seeking a Bookstore Assistant

SPELD NSW is recruiting a Bookstore Assistant. Come and join our passionate, hardworking and friendly team!

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Come and Join our team!

SPELD NSW is recruiting two roles at the moment – a Professional Learning Educator and a Registered Psychologist.  Come and join our passionate, hardworking and friendly team!

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Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. SPELD NSW joins organisations Australia wide and internationally to raise awareness and share resources.

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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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