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Teachers Certificate Course 2019: Applications now open!

This specially tailored SPELD NSW course has been designed for teachers of students who have learning difficulties, mainstream classroom teachers who wish to update their teaching skills and anyone wishing to become a SPELD NSW tutor. It will provide up-to-date, research-based information concerning the acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills. Please Note: A Teaching Degree…

Decodable Readers Kindergarten and Yr1-2 Packs available!

Decodable readers for Kindergarten classes give students the opportunity to practise essential letter-sound knowledge and decoding (sounding out) skills. These readers can be used in reading groups or as take-home readers. SAVE by ordering a Decodable Reader Pack from SPELD NSW. All prices include GST and postage to one location. See Little Learners Love Literacy Kindergarten Pack …

Talk 4 Writing written expression workshops for Primary School Teachers and High School Teachers (*New*) in 2019

Offers an overview of the Talk 4 Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in this exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression. Primary School Teachers and Tutors Two Day Workshop: 21-22 March 2019. High School Teachers and Tutors One Day Workshop: 31 May 2019.   Both workshops presented by registered psychologist Courtney McNally.  Courtney…

Upcoming Parent Workshop on Learning Difficulties.

Intro. to Learning Difficulties Parent and Carer Workshop, presented by George Perry: 7 pm, 20 February 2019.   This workshop will be held at the SPELD NSW Offices in Parramatta. It will run for 90 minutes with time for questions after. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the resources available from the SPELD NSW…

4 Day Sounds Write Workshop in Parramatta, April 2019

Professional Learning for Speech Pathologists, Teachers, Tutors. Sounds-Write: An evidence-based highly structured synthetic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing. 15 – 18 April 2019. 9 AM – 3.30 PM Daily (Meals provided). LIMITED TO 32 PLACES, BOOK EARLY TO AVOID MISSING OUT. Presented by…

Happy Holidays from the team at SPELD NSW

  Thank you for your support in 2018. SPELD NSW is now closed for the break. Reopening on Monday 21st January 2019. We look forward to working with you and having another productive year in 2019, supporting all people with learning difficulties in N.S.W.  

SPELD NSW has moved to Parramatta!

We are moving from the offices in Concord which have provided us with a home for the past 8 years. Our new offices will be bigger and will allow us to hold more parent workshops and professional development events and offer a learning difficulties assessment service for children and adults. SPELD NSW will be shut…

SPELD NSW is RED for Dyslexia Awareness Month!

  SPELD NSW is joining CodeRead in the Light it Red initiative to shine a light on dyslexia during Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is the most common form of learning difficulty.  Problems with reading, and related difficulties, comprehension, spelling and writing are common for these students. Many people with dyslexia also experience difficulties with working…

AUSPELD and SPELD NSW support the Year 1 Phonics Check

Why we support the Year 1 Phonics Check. Originally Posted in auspeld news, 11 Dec. 2017. Read AUSPELD’s submission supporting the national Year 1 Phonics check recently sent to all State and Territory Education Ministers… Last week, state and territory education ministers met to discuss the proposed Phonics Check – a 5-7 minute “Check” of…