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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Understanding Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention

Fri. 29 July 2016, Sydney. Professional learning for teachers, tutors and related professionals. Presented by Dr Nancy Mather, co-author of the Woodcock Johnson IV. This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell. Nancy Mather will address the definition of dyslexia; the importance of…

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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…

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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….

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Dyslexia Empowerment Week 18th-24th October

Dyslexia is one of Australia’s most misunderstood learning challenges. An estimated 20-25% of students have learning difficulties , which means they struggle with the acquisition of reading, writing, spelling or maths. The reasons for these difficulties are many and varied, from missing time at school to having English as a second language. For the majority…


N.S.W. Tutors wanted

Are you interested in being a registered tutor for SPELD NSW? Download this as a PDF – Please share!   Tutors wanted urgently for the following areas: The Greater West –  Parramatta through to Liverpool and beyond including postcodes 2150, 2165,2172, 2745,2756,2766,2565,2170,2143 Sutherland Shire and further south to Wollongong 2232,2230,2500 Regional areas such as Bathurst, Orange,…