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Supporting children and adults with specific learning difficulties

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. 

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.

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 Reader 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 offers Zoom Decodable Reader Demonstrations multiple times each term. We are also happy to loan you a sample pack of decodable books to consider. Please contact us if you would like to participate in a Zoom Decodable Book Demonostration or would like us 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.
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