Dyslexia Awareness Month - SPELD NSW

Supporting children and adults with specific learning difficulties


Dyslexia Awareness Month


October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and SPELD NSW joins organisations Australia wide and internationally to shine a light on dyslexia. This month we’re raising awareness and sharing resources to support our parent and school communities.



We have developed a collection of Dyslexia Resources (Dyslexia Awareness Poster, Dyslexia Facts and quotes about dyslexia) for you to share and use to raise awareness about dyslexia.

Print the Dyslexia Awareness Poster for your school, practice, workplace or community centre!  Download the social media graphics and share to raise awareness during October for Dyslexia Awareness month.  Tag us at @SPELDNSW #DyslexiaAwarenessMonth #UntilEveryOneCanRead



Online Bookstore Sale for SPELD NSW Members

In October, we are holding an Online Bookstore Sale with an additional 5% discount for members.  To access these and other member discounts and to support children and adults with specific learning difficulties – join SPELD NSW today!


New SPELD NSW Literacy Resources Hub

We are thrilled to launch the SPELD NSW Literacy Resources Hub.  SPELD NSW has created practical resources and tools for teachers, literacy tutors, parents and schools to use when working with beginning readers and students receiving literacy intervention and support.  Our goal is to support you with practical, easy to use and effective resources!

Available through this Resources Hub is the SPELD NSW Phonics and Morphology Scope and Sequence for Reading and Spelling for Kindergarten and Year 1, a range of Decoding Resources, our collection of Decodable Book Selectors to assist you to select and organise your Decodable Readers and our engaging Reading Strategies bookmarks to support students in using effective word reading, decoding and work attack strategies.  Please come back and visit the Literacy Resource Hub again soon as we will add new resources over time.


We encourage parents and educators to attend our FREE Workshop on 27 October.  This workshop provides you with an introduction to Dyslexia (what it is and what is is NOT) and helps you understand how evidence-based instruction helps children with reading difficulties achieve success in literacy.  Walk away with a deeper understanding of the amazing reading brain and with some strategies you can apply straight away to support struggling readers!

Giveaway Decodable Book and Resources Pack – 5 packs to giveaway this October

We are giving 5 lucky people the chance to receive a Decodable Book and Resources Pack for their local library.  To go in the draw simply email us your details and the details of your local library (please confirm first that the library is happy to accept a Decodable Book and Resources Pack!).


Recent news

SPELD NSW in Wagga Wagga!

We are very excited that SPELD NSW is reaching out to regional areas of NSW in 2023, starting with a 3 day visit to Wagga Wagga in February to deliver our highly engaging professional learning courses.

SPELD NSW Holiday Shutdown

SPELD NSW Bookstore, Office and InfoLine will be closed from 20th December and will reopen Wednesday 11th January 2023.

Teaching Reading in the Early Years- a step forward in planning

Many school communities are excited by the new path that the NSW K-2 English syllabus is taking and they are ready to jump in feet first into evidence-based reading instruction. Armed with the understanding that a systematic and explicit approach to reading instruction is the most effective in reaching all learners, many schools are now seeking to understand what that might mean in their context.


Sign up to SPELD NSW Enews for alerts about parent and teacher workshops


Call the SPELD NSW InfoLine to chat confidentially to our friendly support team or for a referral to a tutor


Book an educational assessment with a SPELD NSW Psychologist


Join SPELD NSW to support us in our work advocating for students and adults with dyslexia

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