SPELD NSW assists schools to support students with learning difficulties

How can SPELD NSW support your school & community

Up to 3 children in every classroom will struggle with learning. SPELD NSW assists schools to support students with specific learning difficulties.

Is your school looking for strategies, training or resources to equip teachers in the classroom? Are your teachers seeking information about specific learning difficulties or keen to purchase decodable readers? We can help.

SPELD NSW offers professional learning, resources and support for classroom teachers, learning support teachers, aides and school leaders in all sectors of New South Wales schools.

Our professional learning calendar is designed for educators and professionals to help children with difficulties in reading, writing, maths and attention. Our workshops focus on evidence based literacy and numeracy instruction which can help all students in your classroom and practical skills you can use with your students everyday.  

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.

SPELD School Essentials SeriesWe come to you - onsite workshops at your locationWe can visit your school to deliver professional learning to classroom teachers, learning support teams and school leaders. The School Essentials Series gives you an opportunity to offer professional learning to a large group of teachers, your whole school or region for maximum impact and cost effectiveness. Choose one workshop or book the full series. School Essentials Series Workshops sessions are 2- 3 hours. NESA Approved.

Join SPELD NSW as a school member. Your membership directly supports ongoing advocacy, continued professional learning, family support and the SPELD NSW Infoline.

Membership benefits for you

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.  

Schools can purchase resources through our online store or email us with your order. We will invoice your school for you to pay later. SPELD NSW members receive discounts on decodable readers and other resources.

Little Learners Love Literacy

Dandelion Beginner Readers

Dandelion Catchup Readers

SPELD NSW Online Store

Decodable Reader Classroom Packs and School DemonstrationsClassroom Packs of Decodable Readers are a great solution for Kindergarten to Year 2 classrooms and for teachers working to support struggling readers in Years 3 to 8. Classroom packs are a great way to help your students practise decoding and other phonics skills at their ability level.

If you are interested in purchasing decodable readers from us, SPELD NSW can visit your school to demonstrate different series of decodable readers. We are also happy to loan you a sample pack of decodable books to consider. Please contact us if you would like us to visit your school to demonstrate decodable readers, send you a sample pack of decodable books or a resource catalogues in the post.

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.

Contact Us

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

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