Parent supportThroughout the year, SPELD NSW facilitates information days, parent forums and parent support groups.

If you are interested in coordinating a SPELD NSW parent support group in your area, please contact the SPELD NSW helpline on (02) 9739 6277

 

*NEW* PARENTS CORNER (Click to enter)

SPELD NSW Parents Corner #1, Homework tips, letter reversal help (PDF 324 KB)

SPELD NSW Parents Corner #2, Using Lego to build maths concepts, learning to read info (PDF 322 KB)

SPELD NSW Parents Corner #3, Help with writing sentences (PDF 1.22 MB)

SPELD NSW Parents Corner #4, Phonemic Awareness (PDF 420 KB)

SPELD NSW Parents Corner #5, Basic Numbers – Games and Activities for learning Family of Ten (PDF 560 KB)

SPELD NSW Parents Corner #6, Graphic Organisers (PDF 964 KB)

SPELD NSW Parents Corner #7, Recommendations for Teaching Dyslexic Children, graphics and links

SPELD NSW Parents Corner #8, Spelling Homework Help p.1 Phonemic Awareness –  help and activities (See Members Section, CLICK HERE for a sample)

SPELD NSW Parents Corner #9, Spelling Homework Help p.2 Letter-Sound Correspondence –  help and activities (See Members Section, CLICK HERE for a sample)

 

What Members are saying about Spelling Homework Help

“Thanks, another great e-news from SPELD.

This edition I especially enjoyed Melinda Matthews’ article (Spelling Homework Help p1). At my university I am trying to get greater rigour in our teacher education English curriculum units, most specifically with regard to explicit and systematic teaching of phonemic awareness and phonics for teaching reading and spelling. If I had my way this is the kind of resource I would be encouraging students to engage with and learn from. Another resource I have used and would recommend are the SPELD SA phonics books http://www.speld-sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=105 they are even free!”

Anna, Lecturer / Researcher (April 2015)

 

 

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES SPELD NSW provides PD courses, conferences, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Many are suitable for Parents!

PRINTABLES /RESOURCES FAQ, Articles, fact sheets, conference papers, E-News Articles and More (Even more in the Members Section).

 

 

Dyslexia: Mason’s Story

Masons story

 

Written by Isabella Evans as a part of her Year 7 ‘Personal Interest Project’ in 2013.

Isabella’s aim was to understand dyslexia from the view of children who live with it and write a book that will help them understand their difficulty, so that they don’t feel alone.

The book is a perfect opportunity for you to work through what it is like to have a specific learning disability with your dyslexic child and his or her siblings. It can be used individually, in small groups or the classroom at school.

CLICK HERE or on the book for a FLASH VERSION of Mason’s Story

CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of Mason’s Story (ipad/tablet friendly) (PDF – 2.3 MB)

 

Sample Article recently put up in Members Section:

Between the Lines, Karen Thomson. (PDF)

Dyslexia is a complex and much misunderstood condition, writes Karen Thomson. Originally Printed in the Jan-Feb 2014 E-News.

 

 

Upcoming Parent Events:

 

Upcoming External Parent Events:

 

  • 25Aug

    Learning Difference Convention 2016 Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Grand Pavilion – Sydney (Rosehill NSW 2142)http://www.learningdifferenceconvention.com/contact/08:00 AM

 

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 Lots of Educational Clips on our SPELD NSW Youtube Channel.