LETRS – Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

SPELD NSW is pleased to advise that Dyslexia SPELD Foundation of WA will be offering an ONLINE LETRS course starting 27 October 2020.


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.

Download the event flyer here.

Presenter: Peta Collins

Peta is an educational and developmental psychologist. She is an experienced presenter and trainer for Talk for Writing and Talk for Reading, and has been closely involved in the development of DSF’s workshops in these exceptionally effective programs. Peta also delivers professional learning in a range of other topics and programs, including as a LETRS facilitator, and regularly works with schools and individual teachers to support the implementation of high-quality literacy instruction. Peta has a teaching qualification and uses a range of evidence-based programs in individual and small-group tuition with students of all ages who are experiencing literacy learning difficulties. As a senior psychologist at DSF, Peta supervises clinical staff, and regularly consults with families and teachers about learning difficulties and disorders.


$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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