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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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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”.
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.
Come and join the team at SPELD NSW as our new Professional Learning Manager!
SPELD NSW is excited to be able to offer some new resources at our online store.
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.
Online Parent Workshops in May – June at SPELD NSW
Our Parent Information Workshops are for parents and carers who want to learn more about how to support their children with learning difficulties.
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Reading and Spelling resources for students in Kindergarten and Year One
SPELD NSW have brought together some of our favourite resources for Kindergarten and Year One students. Find out more about supporting your child at home.
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Member Spotlight PosAbility Psychology and Learning Clinic
PosAbility Psychology and Learning Clinic offer specialised learning intervention for children with a range of learning difficulties.
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Phonics Screening Check Trial in New South Wales
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 ...
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Member Spotlight Allambie Heights Public School
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.
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Member Spotlight Janelle Ryan
SPELD NSW Member Janelle Ryan tells us why she joined the Teachers' Certificate Course and SPELD NSW.
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Member Spotlight Bronwyn Macindoe Specialist Literacy and Maths Tutor
This month Bronwyn Macindoe Specialist Literacy and Maths Tutor tells us why she chooses the SPELD NSW Tutor membership.
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SPELD NSW moves to Parramatta
SPELD NSW on the move. New office location in the heart of Parramatta.
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An Evening with Maggie Snowling and Charles Hulme
International Guest Speakers Professor Maggie Snowling and Charles Hulme present two research talks with SPELD NSW.
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SPELD Recommends Decodable Readers
Decodable readers - a simple and effective tool for reading success. Decodable readers are books with simplified spelling patterns, which beginning readers can tackle independently with ...
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SPELD NSW celebrates 50 years
SPELD NSW celebrates 50 years supporting children with learning difficulties.
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CBA Centenary Grant Funding Boost
SPELD NSW is delighted to receive a $10,000 grant from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
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Why SPELD NSW supports the Year 1 Phonics Check
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 ...
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Recent news

Dyslexia Awareness Month

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

SPELD NSW Booksale

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

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.

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.

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.

Think Forward Educators

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


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