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Supporting children and adults with specific learning difficulties


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. 
Our Parent Information Workshops are for parents and carers who want to learn more about how to support their children with learning difficulties.
SPELD Decodable Readers
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

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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Join the team
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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Three new Honorary SPELD NSW Life Members

At the March 2021 Annual General Meeting SPELD NSW Chair Rhonda Filmer presented three long-standing members with honorary Life Membership.

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COVID-19 SPELD NSW Requirements for Visitors

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.

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Assessment and treatment approaches for children with reading and spelling difficulties

One of Macquarie University Reading Clinic’s most popular and highly-rated workshops presented by Clinic Director Associate Professor Saskia Kohnen is now being offered as a two-day series online workshop in April 2021.

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School is back and phonics is mandated as compulsory for all NSW primary school students

Listen to the interview on ABC Radio about phonics which is now mandated in New South Wales with the start of the school year.

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SPELD NSW is hiring a psychologist

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.

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Member Spotlight Riverwood Public School

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.

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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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Recent news

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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