PosAbility Psychology and Learning Clinic offer specialised learning intervention for children with a range of learning difficulties.
This month Allambie Heights Public School Principal, Angela Helsloot shares their story about moving away from Reading Recovery to an evidence based synthetic phonics approach.
SPELD NSW Member Janelle Ryan tells us why she joined the Teachers' Certificate Course and SPELD NSW.
This month Bronwyn Macindoe Specialist Literacy and Maths Tutor tells us why she chooses the SPELD NSW Tutor membership.
SPELD NSW celebrates 50 years supporting children with learning difficulties.
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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Lois Williams, Honorary Member of SPELD NSW

Lois was an Honorary Member of SPELD NSW and we join with the whole SPELD NSW community in remembering her remarkable achievements and sending our condolences to her family. 

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4th Annual Reading League Conference (online)

TRL’s 4th Annual Conference will be held online, starting 27 October 2020. This years topic is The Science of Reading: Now More Than Ever. See 2 Keynote and 18 breakout presentations, all will be be recorded to watch later. $99 USD.

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SPELD NSW Employment Opportunity – Office and Assessments Administrator

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

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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”.

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Reading, Literacy & Learning: IDA Virtual Conference

International Dyslexia Association Virtual Conference. 13-14 November 2020. See leading experts in the areas of dyslexia, structured literacy, and research who are transforming the science of reading in every classroom.

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SPELD NSW Employment Opportunity – Professional Learning Manager

Come and join the team at SPELD NSW as our new Professional Learning Manager!

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