Information for teachers and professionals

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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, SPELD NSW is offering online professional learning.

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.

The Dyscalculia Webinar with Judy Hornigold

WHEN: 6:30pm - 8:30pm,

16 March 2021

This webinar will review the definition of dyscalculia and how schools can identify this learning difference. It will look at the difference between dyscalculia and more general maths learning difficulties as well as exploring the impact of maths anxiety.

Little Learners Love Literacy Online Workshop – March 2021

WHEN: 2 day workshop, 9:00am - 3:30pm, 17 March,

18 March 2021

Teach Little Learners Love Literacy with confidence. This unique 2-day online workshop will prepare any teacher to implement LLLL in the classroom – reading and spelling.

The Heggerty Approach to Phonemic Awareness Instruction – March 2021

WHEN: 12:30pm - 4:00pm,

23 March 2021

This half day ONLINE workshop will introduce participants to the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum including the research behind the importance of phonological awareness instruction, the key components of the program, how to use the program in the classroom and additional resources available to support the effective implementation of the program.

Working Memory and Explicit Instruction – March 2021

WHEN: 9:30am - 4:00pm,

9 March 2021

This workshop explains the characteristics of working memory weaknesses and the impact such difficulties have on academic performance. Participants will be provided with an overview of the different types of memory, in particular working memory, and will examine the ways in which each are used in the classroom.

Professional Supervision Series, Term 1 2021

WHEN: 1pm-3.30pm on 18th Feb, 4th March, 18th March,

1 April 2021

This series of professional supervision is designed for small groups (6-8) of currently registered Psychologists keen to improve their skills in the assessment and identification of specific learning disorders using DSM-5 criteria.

Literacy Essentials Online – Phonics Phundamentals

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

11 February 2021

This course will explore key concepts for teaching phonics, how to plan for systematic phonics instruction and what strategies can be used to support phonics in the classroom.

Teachers' Certificate CourseREGISTRATIONS OPEN for 2021 Teachers' Certificate Course The SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Couse is a highly regarded Professional Learning program aimed at developing teacher understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties and effective, evidence-based instruction in Literacy and Numeracy. The course is focused on language and literacy development, with individual modules on Oral Language and Phonemic Awareness, Reading & Phonics, Spelling, Handwriting and Morphology, Writing Ideation & Grammar. One module is dedicated to understanding core Numeracy skills and Specific Learning Difficulties in Mathematics.

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

Membership benefits for you

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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