LETRS – Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

SPELD NSW is pleased to advise that Dyslexia SPELD Foundation of WA will be commencing with a New LETRS cohort 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.

The LETRS course includes eight units of study, typically completed across two years.  Each unit commences with a full-day workshop delivered via an online learning platform.

Participants then complete the online sessions in their own time.  Each unit comprises six to eight online sessions, taking approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete.

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$985 for the first 4 units, all materials and 4 full-day workshops.

$935.75 for DSF / SPELD Members (contact for member code)

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The NEW LETRS® program is a two-year course of study.

Units 1-4 in Year 1 Theoretical models from reading science; phonology, basic and advanced phonics; screening and educational diagnostic assessment

Units 5-8 in Year 2 Teaching vocabulary, language and reading comprehension

This LETRS course meets the following professional standards for teachers: 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 5.1.2, and 6.2.2


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