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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.

Letters and Sounds Face-to-Face Workshop

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm, 31 May,

1 June 2021

This two day interactive workshop provides teachers with a working knowledge of the six phases of Letters and Sounds from the oral language activities through to reading and writing fluency.

Professional Supervision Series – Term 2, 2021

WHEN: 4 day workshop, 12:00pm - 2:30pm starting on the,

5 May 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: Spell Check Please! – Developing Confident Spellers

WHEN: 3:30pm - 5:30pm,

3 June 2021

Learning to spell is a complex task that requires a deep knowledge of how the English language works. In this course, we consider a framework for spelling instruction that will help students approach unknown and novel words in their writing.

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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If you are looking for support for your family, yourself, your student or your school contact us.

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