Information for teachers and professionals

How can we help?

SPELD NSW offers professional learning, resources and support to teachers and allied health professionals who work with children and adults with specific learning difficulties.  Whether you work in private practice or schools you can access our services.

Educators, teachers, tutors, speech pathologists, psychologists and occupational therapists can join SPELD NSW and be part of a community choosing evidence based instruction for reading, writing, spelling and maths.   

As a member of AUSPELD with a strong history of professional best practice you can count on SPELD NSW to keep you informed and up to date.

Professsional Learning

Due to the impact of COVID19 in our community, face to face professional development workshops in April, May and June have been postponed.  New dates to be announced soon.

SPELD NSW provides professional learning for teachers, tutors, speech pathologists and psychologists. Our workshops focus on evidence-based literacy and numeracy instruction and best-practice approaches to teach and support students with specific learning difficulties like dyslexia.

Parent Event – Understanding Learning Difficulties

WHEN: 7pm-9pm,

12 August 2020

This workshop is targeted at parents, caregivers, and/or family members of children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.
Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing Essentials Online Workshop – August 2020

WHEN: Workshop to be held over 4 sessions, starting on,

18 August 2020

This four-part online workshop offers teachers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in the steps of this exceptionally effective instructional approach. Bookings for this workshop close on 10 August 2020

Teachers' Certificate CourseREGISTRATIONS OPEN for 2020 Teachers' Certificate Course The specially tailored SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Course takes place annually over six weekends. Early bookings and expressions of interest are encouraged.  Designed for learning support teachers and mainstream classroom teachers to update their skills and knowledge and for teachers interested in joining the SPELD NSW Referral Database as a Tutor Member.

Join SPELD NSW - Your membership directly supports ongoing advocacy, continued professional learning, family support and the SPELD NSW Infoline.

Membership benefits for you

  • Discounts at the SPELD NSW online store
  • Member discounts on professional learning and parent workshops
  • Stay Informed with Members e-News
  • Access to the SPELD NSW library including a wide range of decodable readers
  • Online Members' Resource Area with research, articles, blogs and videos

Membership options

Individual Membership

Best for individuals wishing to support the work of SPELD NSW.

Tutor Membership

Best for teachers with expertise and experience working with students with learning difficulties who wish to be placed on the SPELD NSW Referral Database and receive referrals.

Tutor members receive additional discounts on professional learning.

Professional Membership

Best for allied health professionals with expertise and experience working with students with learning difficulties who wish to be placed on the SPELD NSW Referral Database and receive referrals.

Professional members receive additional discounts on professional learning.

Online Store

You can purchase decodable readers, C-Pens, phonemic awareness kits, Understanding Learning Difficulties guides and other literacy and numeracy resources for schools, teachers, tutors, speech pathologists and families.

Little Learners Love Literacy

Dandelion Beginner Readers

Dandelion Catchup Readers

SPELD NSW Online Store

Information and resources

We’re a community of parents, school, educators and professionals with a shared commitment to early identification, effective intervention and support for students with specific learning difficulties. View resources to connect to evidence based practice.
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