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Please join / renew for 2015

Being an up to date member of Specific Learning Difficulties (SPELD) NSW means that you are adding your voice to those who have specific learning difficulties. Your membership fees are important to our organisation as they help to provide valuable FREE Referral Services by qualified staff to those who need help and guidance in either/or Professionals or…

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Reading Recovery and the Failure of the N.Z. Literacy Strategy

Presented by University of Sydney, SPELD NSW and LDA Australia. For Principals, Teachers and Learning Support Staff. 3rd Sept. 2014 from 3.30pm at University of Sydney, Faculty of Education. This presentation summarises arguments and evidence showing that New Zealand’s National Literacy Strategy has failed and the role of Reading Recovery in contributing to that failure….

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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…


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,…


Half price Membership and Renewals now!

SPELD NSW is urging you to consider supporting our organisation by Joining / Renewing as a Member for 2015. 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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Explicit Instruction Workshop with Dr Lorraine Hammond – Parramatta – 14th August

Friday, 14th August 2015 From 8.15 am to 3.30pm Parramatta R.S.L. Professional Development Workshop with Dr Lorraine Hammond What is Explicit Instruction? A Practical Guide Outline: Currently, many schools across Australia are taking up and instruction-centred approach called Explicit Teaching. Some of these high performing schools have been featured in the media and in reports…

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Teachers needed for Vocab. study with Sydney Uni.

There are many ways to teach children new words. We want to know YOUR EXPERIENCE with the delivery of vocabulary instruction with primary school children. CLICK HERE to download the PDF Flyer Includes: What is the study about?, Why take part in this study? and What will it involve?   Conducted by The University of…

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Two New Books – Understanding Learning Difficulties and The Aust. Dyslexia Learning Difference Handbook 2014

Understanding Learning Difficulties: A practical guide – $60.00 This booklet, in conjunction with the enclosed CD, is designed to provide principals, teachers and school psychologists throughout Australia, with a greater awareness and understanding of the significant impact learning disabilities can have on students, and to outline the most effective remediation and accommodation strategies available to…


More upcoming professional development events for teachers

New Professional Development Days for Teachers announced. Friday, 6th June 2014 – Essential Knowledge for Teaching and Assessing Reading – Putting theory into practice on how children learn to read. Workshops presented by Rhonda Filmer and Walter Howe. Friday 25 July 2014 – “Talk for Writing” with Pie Corbett* – Effective instruction in persuasive, informative and…