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BOSTES syllabus development: Have your say before 31 Aug.

BOSTES has begun consultation on draft Stage 6 (Yrs 11-12) English, Mathematics, Science and History syllabuses, including Life Skills outcomes and content.   Teachers and members of the community can have their say through an online survey, attendance at a consultation meeting or via written submission until 31 August 2016.   BOSTES consultation…

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Anxious Kids: Effective Teaching – Professional Development Workshop

Now 8th September, Concord NSW. Presented by Kelly Fullarton. Audience: All school teachers and school psychologists. Overview: Having a learning disability or difficulty can be very challenging. Not only does it affect a student’s academic performance, but it can also have a significant and long lasting effect on a student’s psychological development. This workshop will…

Linking Language to Primary School Learning Workshop

Linking Language to Primary School Learning – P.D. Workshop

16th September, Concord NSW. Presented by Wendy Coggins, Educational Language Speech Pathologist. Audience: Teachers, Teacher’s Aides & Tutors. Workshop Overview: Effective and practical strategies to improve student engagement and response to explicit language instruction. The goals of the workshop are to unpack useful language strategies in the areas of language processing, expressive language, vocabulary building,…


Half price Membership and Renewals now!

SPELD NSW is urging you to consider supporting our organisation by Joining / Renewing as a Member for 2016. SPELD NSW offers a free referral service which supports children and adults whose lives are affected by specific learning difficulties. Your membership will continue to help us provide this free advice and other services to children and…

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SPELD NSW Recommends Dandelion Readers Phonicbooks

Synthetic phonics instruction. The term “synthetic” refers to the process of synthesising, or blending individual sounds together. In synthetic phonics programs, children practise blending as soon as they know letter-sounds that blend together to make a word. This approach helps children understand very early how the reading / writing process works; that it requires blending…

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Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Guide for Parents (2015 Ed.)

Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Guide for parents is designed to provide parents, caregivers, and/or family members of children with learning difficulties with a greater awareness and understanding of the impact learning difficulties can have on children during their school years. This Australian resource provides an overview of the nature of learning difficulties and the diagnostic…


SPELD NSW AGM and SGM 29th February 2016

We welcome each and every member to attend our Special General Meeting and our Annual General Meeting which will be held on the 29th of February 2016.  This last year has been full of changes to the organisation and we would like to share them with you and thank you for your support. The Management…

Understanding Learning Difficulties

Understanding Learning Difficulties Professional Development

An essential new resource for teachers and school psychologists Presented by Educational Psychologist Mandy Nayton Mandy Nayton is the Executive Officer of DSF Literacy and Clinical Services. She is an educational and developmental psychologist and qualified teacher with extensive experience in the field of literacy education. Mandy supports schools with literacy planning and recommends appropriate…

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Light it RED for Dyslexia Sydney

On the 15th October 2015 building and landmarks across the world took part in LIGHT IT UP RED FOR DYSLEXIA. Check out some photos we took in Sydney!   More information on Dyslexia and Dyslexia Empowerment Week  

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Teachers recognised at Government House for commitment to teaching and learning

NSW teachers who have undertaken professional development with SPELD NSW in teaching children with Specific Learning Difficulties were recognised by the NSW Governor on Wednesday 23 September. His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Linda Hurley, Patron of Specific Learning Difficulties (SPELD) NSW hosted the acknowledgement ceremony at Government House….