SPELD NSW offers a number of literacy resources which you can order directly through our online store.
Understanding Learning Difficulties Guides
Australian resources designed by AUSPELD to provide a greater awareness and understanding of the impact that the specific learning disabilities can have on students, and to outline the most effective support, remediation and accommodation strategies available to these students in the classroom.
- AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Practical Guide (ULDT) $55.00
Designed for principals, teachers and school psychologists throughout Australia. This guide covers everything from dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, phonics, reading, written expression, maths, working memory, improving handwriting and more.
Includes a CD containing a copy of the Guide plus a wide range of effective resources and strategies, all of which can be saved and printed for use throughout the school.
- AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties: Guide for Parents (ULDP) $25.00
Includes an overview of the nature of learning difficulties and the diagnostic process and gives an understanding of the educational rights of children with learning difficulties.
Equips parents and caregivers with the tools and knowledge necessary to assist their children throughout their education and beyond.
You can purchase the hardcopy guide from SPELD NSW, the full guide is available for FREE as an interactive website: www.uldforparents.com
Forward with Phonics for Older Learners
These books contain photocopiable resources suitable for older children, adults and EAL/D learners. The phonic progression used in the books matches that in the Sounds-Write program and Dandelion Readers. These books are a great additional resource for any teacher who is introducing phonics to their students in a structured sequence.
The C-Pen Reader is a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text aloud (or via headphones) with a human-like digital voice. The C-Pen Reader can give students and adults with reading difficulties an easy way to access text.
- C-Pen Classroom Pack (10 C-Pens plus hard-plastic carry case) (CPenP) $3,300.00
The C-Pen Classroom Pack includes 10 C-Pens, 10 headsets and 10 USB cables all in a smart case. (The case only has storage for 7 USB cables). The case is designed for easy storage and safety when transporting C-Pens around the school premises. Please specify when you place your order whether you want 10 C-Pens, 10 C-Pen Exam Readers or a combination of the two.
Phonemic Awareness Kit & Toe by Toe
- Phonemic Awareness Kits (PAK) $85.00
Developed by Ants in the Apple, this kit is an excellent resource for teachers, tutors and family members. It can be used to practise alliteration, isolation and rhyming. Kit includes: 5 colour coded bags of objects; 2 sets of number cards; a set of colour coded alphabet cards; helpful set of instruction cards.
- Toe by Toe (290 Pages) (TBT) $70.00
A small red book designed for anyone who finds reading difficult. This includes weak readers who struggle to decode or those with dyslexic reading difficulties. Over 25 years of fieldwork went into the development of the Toe by Toe system. Toe by Toe is easy to use and you don't have to have any training to be able to tutor with Toe by Toe.
SoundCheck include a range of activities for the explicit teaching of reading and spelling. It shows children how to hear a word, segment it into sounds and then select the letters necessary to spell it. The books are easy to use with step-by-step instructions, lists of words and games provided for each of the 26 units. Each SoundCheck has an assessment for pre and post testing as well as an explanation of where to start, comprehensive teacher’s notes, ideas for phonemic awareness warm-ups and blackline masters to generate all necessary classroom activities. SoundCheck can be used with groups and individuals. It is easy to use both in the classroom and at home.
- Sound Check 2 (SC2) $75.00
SoundCheck 2 extends the student’s knowledge of phonics by teaching advanced spelling patterns, including more complex vowel digraphs (ai, oa, oi, oy, ir, ur); the concept of Super e (VCe), the need for doubling consonants and the use of various suffixes (- er, -est, -ing, -tion).
Lyn Stone's books
Lyn Stone’s Reading for Life, Spelling for Life and Language for Life provide accessible guides to understanding how to best develop reading, spelling and language skills for your students!
Sounds-Write Activity Books
The Sounds-Write Activity Books can be used at home by parents and tutors to complement the first 14 units of the Sounds-Write program. These books can b used with the Sounds Write Udemy on-line course which is free for all parents or carers.
- Sounds Write Activity Book 1 – Help your child to Read and Write (Initial Code, Units 1 to 7) (SWAB) $25.00
A broad range of activities to give your child the kind of practise that they need in order to learn to read and write. Each activity includes a simple instruction, so you and your child can work together to complete the task. This activity book covers Units 1-7 of the Initial Code.
- Sounds Write Activity Book 2 – Help your child to Read and Write: Part 2 (Initial Code, Units 8-11) (SWAB2) $25.00
A broad range of activities to give your child the kind of practise that they need in order to learn to read and write. Each activity includes a simple instruction, so you and your child can work together to complete the task. This is a second activity book in the series and covers Units 8-11 of the Initial Code.
PURCHASE ALL FIVE GUIDES FOR $95
This accessible and punchy series, overseen by researchED founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings.
- Guide to Explicit and Direct Instruction
The value and use of explicit instruction to improve academic outcomes is explored across a range of settings and subject areas. Incorporating compelling evidence from the cognitive sciences, the writers include: Kris Boulton; Greg Ashman; Gethyn Jones; Tom Needham; Lia Martin and Amy Coombe; Naveen Rivzi; Hannah Stoten; John Blake; Sarah Barker; Summer Turner; Sarah Cullen and Zig Englemann. Editor: Adam Boxer.
- Guide to Literacy REL $24.00
What do we mean by literacy, why it matters and what happens if we don’t get it right? An exploration of this important area with contributions from: Kathy Rastle, Rhona Stainthorp, Tom Needham, Alex Quigley, Jessie Ricketts, Kevin and Robyn Wheldall, Kerry Hempenstall and Dianne Murphy. Editors: James Murphy and Tom Bennett.
- Guide to Educational Myths REEM $24.00
The most damaging myths that continue to circulate in education settings are identified and discussed in this edition by a selection of evidence informed writers including: Clare Sealy, Tom Sherrington, Andrew Old, Mark Enser, Robert and Elizabeth Bjork, Harry Fletcher Wood, Greg Ashman and Doug Lemov. Editor: Craig Barton.
- Guide to Assessment REA $24.00
In this researchED Guide to Assessment, Sarah Donarski brings together chapters by Dylan Wiliam, Tom Sherrington, Alison Peacock and many others to consider the debates, critique the strategies and find solutions that not only better the progress of pupils but also assist the wellbeing and manageability of workload for staff.