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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.
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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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ADHD Australia Education Summit: Building Brighter Pathways

This event was created to showcase the findings from the ADHD Australia education survey and to discuss existing educational resources and new resources to support educators and students with ADHD.

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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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SPELD NSW Booksale

In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness month the SPELD NSW online bookstore is offering a sale for the month of October.

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Reading Strategies Bookmarks

These fun downloadable bookmarks provide strategies for word reading, blending and word attack for educators and parents who are supporting both beginning and more advanced readers.

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Auspeld Reviews

As part of the recent Review of the Australian Curriculum, Auspeld prepared two submissions outlining a number of issues of concern with the proposed draft curriculum.

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Anxiety in Poor Readers – Macquarie Uni webinar in October

Macquarie University Reading Clinic is running this excellent workshop examining anxiety in struggling readers online on 13th October.

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Little Learners 2 Day Online Workshops and Regular Free Webinars

Little Learners Love Literacy has added some more dates for their popular 2 day Online Workshop.  Also see their free webinars to keep up to date with teaching and assessments using Little Learners.

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Congratulations Vanessa Maher 10 Years Service at SPELD NSW

This month Vanessa celebrates ten years with SPELD NSW. The team estimates Vanessa has helped around 10,000 families during this time. 

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Multilit Professional Workshop Calendar: August-December 2021

Check out the full list of in person and online workshops available from Multilit from August – December 2021, including new MiniLit Sage.

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New South Wales primary schools to receive Decodable Readers

SPELD NSW welcomes the news from Sarah Mitchell, NSW Minister for Education that Decodable Readers will be given every kindergarten class.

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Reading Resources to Use at Home

To help families who are supporting students learning at home SPELD NSW share some of our favourite online family friendly resources for students learning to read.

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Macquarie Uni. Workshops on Reading Comprehension Instruction in Aug-Sept 2021

A series of workshops from Macquarie Uni. Reading Clinic to learn about evidence-based approaches to reading comprehension instruction – including vocabulary, morphology, and guided discussion.

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Think Forward Educators

Think Forward Educators – a community of educators – teachers, school leaders, specialists, allied health professionals, parents and researchers.

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Yoshimoto Dyslexia Training Sydney, Begins July 2021

Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham 5 Day Basic Literacy Training will be held in Sydney this July and August. 

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New position – Office and Finance Coordinator

SPELD NSW is seeking an Office and Finance Coordinator to join our friendly team working full time at our Parramatta office. Apply online.

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Working Memory and Learning Difficulties Online Workshop

One of Macquarie University Reading Clinic’s most popular workshops, it explores how working memory and reading skills may be related, and what this means for children with dyslexia. . Next Online Workshop: Tuesday 22nd June 2021.

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Live Literacy Strategies Webinar: The Literacy Iceberg, Accessibility Must-Haves & More

Free webinar on literacy strategies and content to support learners with Specific Learning Difficulties, presented by Scanning Pens Australia next Wednesday, 19th May at 4pm.

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Sounds-Write Training for Teachers – 6 new dates

Six new SOUNDS-WRITE Training dates just added: Face to Face in NEWCASTLE, PORT MACQUARIE and PARRAMATTA and ONLINE.

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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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