Referral Database

Connecting tutors and allied health professionals to families and adults needing support 

SPELD NSW operates a Referral Database to connect families to tutors and allied health professionals near to them so they can access local literacy and numeracy intervention and support.

SPELD NSW Referral and Information Officers can refer families and adults seeking assistance to tutors and allied health professionals in their area (or to tutors and professionals who operate remotely by tele-tutoring).

Tutors and professionals on the SPELD NSW Referral Database have expertise and experience in supporting students with specific learning difficulties.

Joining the SPELD NSW Referral Database

Step one - Join SPELD NSW

Teachers and Allied Health Professionals who have expertise and experience in supporting children and adults with specific learning difficulties are encouraged to join SPELD NSW as a Tutor or Professional Member in order to be considered for inclusion in our Referral Database. 

Which membership is right for you?

Tutor Membership

Best for learning support, primary and high school teachers who have experience working with students with specific learning difficulties who wish to be placed on the SPELD NSW Referral Database and receive referrals.

Tutor members receive additional discounts to professional learning.

Professional Membership

Best for allied health professionals who have  experience working with students with specific learning difficulties who wish to be placed on the SPELD NSW Referral Database and receive referrals.

Professional members receive additional discounts to professional learning.

Step Two - Complete the Referral Database application

Once you have joined SPELD NSW as a Tutor or Professional member, SPELD NSW will send you the Referral Database Application form and in order to join the Referral Database we will ask you to complete the steps:

  • complete the Referral Database Application form with information about your expertise and experience working with students with specific learning difficulties
  • provide copies of your qualifications
  • for allied health professionals - provide a sample, anonymised assessment report which is representative of your work with children or adults who have specific learning difficulties
  • provide your current Working with Children Check number and date of birth
  • provide the names of two referees (at least one of which must be a professional referee)

Once all your documentation is received SPELD NSW reviews all applications and a member of our team will contact you for a phone or in-person interview. 

Congratulations on joining the SPELD NSW Referral Database
You've joined a community of practitioners connected to evidence based best practice.

To ensure professional learning is accessible for members of the Referral Database, we offer professional learning opportunities to our Tutor and Professional members with additional discounts.

We hold regular Tutor and Professional Catch Ups in our Parramatta office and by Zoom to provide Referral Database members with opportunities to develop their skills and network.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Tutor or Professional member and joining the SPELD NSW Referral Database attend our upcoming Tutors and Professionals Referral Database Information Session or get in touch.

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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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