“This is such a great investment from the NSW Department of Education in supporting evidence-based reading instruction in all our public schools. Decodable readers are an essential tool for students learning to read and support schools in implementing evidence-based reading instruction so that ALL our students learn to read,” said Georgina Perry, Executive Officer SPELD NSW.
“SPELD NSW members and supporters have advocated for many years for the implementation of evidence-based literacy instruction for students with specific learning difficulties. These initiatives will support all children. … If every child is taught by systematic synthetic phonics as the foundation for a curriculum filled with literature rich in vocabulary and complex thought then our students with specific learning difficulties will have a greater chance of gaining strong literacy in their Kindergarten to Year 2 years,” said Rhonda Filmer Chair SPELD NSW.