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The SPELD NSW team is available, contact us for help

The SPELD NSW team is available to help! If you have any difficulties getting through to us on the phone please leave a voicemail or send us an email and we will get back to you. We appreciate your patience if it takes slightly longer than usual to get a response. Contact us by email: …

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…

Popular Talk for Writing 2 Day Workshop coming to Canberra

Wednesday 6 May to Thursday 7 May 2020. For Primary School Teachers and Tutors. Begins with an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in this exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression. The workshop addresses the use of Talk for Writing for both fiction and non-fiction and…

Need advice? Call our free information line on 02 9739 6277

Our friendly Information and Referral Officers are available 10am-2pm Mon-Thurs to take your call. Call us if: You are concerned about you or your child’s reading, maths or spelling progress. You want to find out about getting you or your child assessed for a learning difficulty. You or your child have been assessed with Dyslexia,…

Singapore Maths Workshop with Intl. Speaker Judy Hornigold

9.00am to 3.30pm, Friday 6 March 2020 . Explore the Singapore approach to teaching maths and how it can meet the needs of children who are struggling with maths. The day will focus on the five core elements of the Singapore Approach. These five core elements are metacognition, visualization, number sense, generalisation and communication.  Each…

Free Talk and Q&A with John Walker from Sounds-Write

Thurs, 27 Feb. 2020 at the SPELD NSW Office, Parramatta. ‘Phonics, the only game in town’. In this session, John Walker, the co-author of the popular synthetic phonics program Sounds-Write, will talk about the primacy of speech, why writing systems came about, and how advances in cognitive load theory can guide us in teaching all…

Lyn Stone from Lifelong Literacy: Workshop in March 2020

Lyn Stone will be running a workshop on high impact literacy teaching strategies at SPELD NSW on 20 March 2020. The theme is “The pen is mightier than the sword” – and is the idea that like any high-precision tool, literacy needs to be taught explicitly and practised well. Drawing from her three flagship programs,…

Teachers Certificate Course 2020: Spaces still available!

Very popular so we advise to book early. This specially tailored SPELD NSW course has been designed for learning support and mainstream classroom teachers of students who have specific learning difficulties who wish to update and enhance their skills and knowledge and for teachers wishing to become a SPELD NSW tutor. The course provides up-to-date,…

Position available for registered psychologist.

Permanent part time position (3-4 days per week). SPELD NSW is seeking a registered psychologist who is keen to further develop their skills in providing assessments as we expand our psychological assessments service.  The successful candidate will join a supportive team who are passionate about providing assistance to children and adults with specific learning difficulties….

Happy Holidays! That’s a wrap for 2019 re-opening 21 Jan 2020

And that’s a wrap. As we turn the page on another year we share our thanks with all our supporters and members. It’s timely to reflect on our incredible fifty years supporting teachers and families who make a difference for students at risk of reading challenges. The reasons children may struggle are many and varied and…