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.  


Talk for Writing (T4W) with Peta Collins – 2 day PD Workshop

Transforming poor writers into outstanding writers. For Classroom teachers and/or tutors of Kindergarten to Year 6 students. Friday 17 March – Saturday 18 March 2017. Mantra Parramatta. T4W is a unique process that uses spoken activities to develop writing skills. Quality writing is created by first expanding and developing students’ oral language skills and then teaching…


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…


Help Save Gonski Funding – Petition

Gonski funding is delivering extra resources to schools across Australia and lifting results for students. But Malcolm Turnbull wants to axe Gonski after 2017 and shift to a funding system that is not needs-based and will leave schools $3.8 billion worse off in 2018 and 2019 alone. The majority of extra Gonski funding is due…


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…

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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