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ALERT August 2017 – Professor Maryanne Wolf returns to Australia with LDA and SPELD NSW in Sydney.

From the Lab to the Classroom: New Directions in Dyslexia Research LDA and SPELD NSW are again honoured to host Professor Maryanne Wolf, internationally acclaimed reading researcher, Director of the Center for Reading and Language and Associate Professor Child Development at Tufts University, who will present some of the most transformative studies in neuroscience-based research on…

4 Day Sounds Write Workshop with Alison Perry. Aug 17 (Hornsby) and Jan 18 (Parramatta)

Teacher Professional Learning for Speech Pathologists, Teachers, Tutors. Sounds-Write – An engaging and successful evidence-based phonics program. BOTH SESSIONS LIMITED TO 26 PLACES, BOOK EARLY TO AVOID MISSING OUT. Presented by Alison Perry – Speech Pathologist and popular Sounds-Write trainer from the Dyslexia SPELD Foundation (DSF). 24 & 25 / 28 & 29 August 2017…

A pen that reads for you – even in exams.

The C-Pen Reader is a handheld assistive technology that helps users with dyslexia or other literacy difficulties, essentially when reading printed text. It’s a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out aloud with an English human-like digital voice. We now have a limited number of C Pens (Readers and Exam Readers) for sale at $385ea…

Understanding Learning Difficulties – A Guide for Parents

This Free Online Guide has been designed and produced by AUSPELD to provide parents and carers with current information about the nature of learning disabilities in children, and to offer practical guidance on the most appropriate identification, intervention and support. Use the interactive website or download the guide as a PDF book. Feb 17 – We still…

Help Save Gonski Funding – Turnbull’s cuts hit NSW Schools

Turnbull’s cuts hit NSW Schools Posted May 11, 2017 (igiveagonski.com.au/blog) New data has revealed that individual NSW schools will be denied up to 90% of their Gonski funding for 2018 and 2019 under Malcolm Turnbull’s new schools funding plan. It brings home the cost of cuts to Gonski – fewer resources means fewer extra programs…

2017 Membership and Renewals now available

SPELD NSW is urging you to consider supporting our organisation by Joining / Renewing as a Member for 2017. 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…

Buy 2016 Christmas Cards and help support SPELD NSW

Every year, as part of the fund-raising that enables SPELD NSW to continue its work supporting people in NSW with Specific Learning Difficulties, we sell Christmas Cards. This is an important part of making our organisation viable, and we seek the help and support of all of our members and their friends. Our full range…

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…

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…

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…