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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.
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.
Think Forward Educators - a community of educators - teachers, school leaders, specialists, allied health professionals, parents and researchers.
SPELD NSW is seeking an Office and Finance Coordinator to join our friendly team working full time at our Parramatta office. Apply online.
Six new SOUNDS-WRITE Training dates just added: Face to Face in NEWCASTLE, PORT MACQUARIE and PARRAMATTA and ONLINE.
At the March 2021 Annual General Meeting SPELD NSW Chair Rhonda Filmer presented three long-standing members with honorary Life Membership.
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.
Listen to the interview on ABC Radio about phonics which is now mandated in New South Wales with the start of the school year.
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.
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.
Our friendly and experienced Information and Referral Officers are available to listen to your concerns and provide you with information, support and resources.
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.
SPELD NSW welcomes the announcement that the Phonics Screening Check will be compulsory in NSW public schools from next year. 
Did you know that two children in the average classroom have a common condition known as Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)?
Veronica Alexander joins the team at SPELD NSW as our new Professional Learning Manager.
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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New Literacy Resources at SPELD NSW Online Store
SPELD NSW is excited to be able to offer some new resources at our online store.
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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 ...
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2020 IDA Virtual Conference, 13-14 Nov. 2020
2020 Annual International Dyslexia Association Virtual Conference Experience. 13 - 14 November 2020. LIVE Streaming General Sessions and Symposiums, Interactive Breakout Sessions and the IDA ...
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Little Learners Love Literacy Professional Webinars, June – August 2020
Little Learners Love Literacy is an explicit and sequential literacy program that teaches ALL children to read, write and spell with confidence. LLLL has a ...
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Understanding reading comprehension: From research to classroom
Dr Danielle Colenbrander will present a one-day workshop on evidence-based approaches to reading comprehension instruction, with a focus on the role of oral language skills. ...
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Teaching vocabulary to improve reading comprehension
Dr Danielle Colenbrander will present a one-day workshop on evidence-based methods for teaching vocabulary knowledge to primary school aged children. 7th August 2020, via webinar.
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Educational Assessments
Welcome Jennifer Lorenzo SPELD NSW Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Jennifer Lorenzo Educational and Developmental Psychologist at SPELD NSW offers online and face to face assessments for children with learning difficulties.
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Christmas Open Times

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