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Supporting children and adults with specific learning difficulties

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, 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.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Newcastle July 2021 – FULLY BOOKED

WHEN: 4 day workshop, 9:00am - 3:30pm starting on the,

6 July 2021

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling. This four-day intensive course offers an instructional method that is multi-sensory, structured, code orientated, sequential and explicit.

Literacy Essentials Online – Science of Reading Essentials

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

26 August 2021

This workshop introduces key concepts that all teachers need to understand about the science of reading including the Simple View of Reading, Scarborough’s Reading Rope, Cognitive Load Theory and Working Memory, Phonology and Phonemic Awareness, the importance of retrieval and spaced practice and the cognitive model of how we learn to read.

Literacy Essentials – Teaching Phonics Using Decodable Texts

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

5 August 2021

This course helps you understand the important role that decodable texts play in explicit phonics instruction.

Talk for Writing 2 Day Essentials Workshop

WHEN: 2 day workshop, 9:00am to 3.30pm starting on the,

3 August 2021

This two-day face-to-face professional development workshop offers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in this exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Port Macquarie

WHEN: 4 day workshop, 9:00am - 3:30pm starting on the,

21 September 2021

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling. This four-day intensive course offers an instructional method that is multi-sensory, structured, code orientated, sequential and explicit.

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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