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DSF Language, Literacy & Learning Conference – Keynote Addresses Available Online!

Six months of unlimited access to the the six 2019 DSF Language, Literacy & Learning Conference keynote presentations. Conference Delegates $95. Non-Delegates $145. Keynote 1 – Prof. Stanislas Dehaene Reflecting on the ways in which literacy transforms the brain Keynote 2 – Simon Fisher What genes can tell us about developmental speech and language problems…

Half Day Parent Workshop: Help children to read and spell

Saturday, 29th June 2019 @ 9am. SPELD NSW Office Parramatta. Presented by paediatric speech pathologist Carol Baker, Carol specialises in giving workshops and talks to groups of parents, carers and early educators. This workshop will cover: How to make it easier for children to learn. Evidence-based research findings on the importance of phonics for reading…

Talk 4 Writing 2 Day Workshop for Primary School Teachers / Tutors in Canberra, 27-28 June.

Talk For Writing (T4W) is an exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression. This NESA approved PD offers an overview of the T4W approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation. The workshop addresses the use of T4W for both fiction and non-fiction. Presented by registered psychologist Courtney McNally. Courtney has extensive knowledge in the…

SPELD NSW now offering Psycho-Educational Assessments for children and adults

We are also looking for consultant psychologists to work with us…   A psycho-educational assessment is generally requested to identify a person’s learning strengths and weaknesses, and to ascertain whether an identifiable learning or language disorder exists. Individuals attending SPELD NSW for a psycho-educational assessment have usually struggled with one or more of the core…

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 …

ADHD Parent and Carer Workshop – 7pm, Wed 12th June

Because of easy access to written opinion on the web we have a huge array of information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) that ranges from spurious to factual. What are the facts? What can we be sure about, regarding this condition? Rhonda Filmer, Chair of SPELD NSW, will cover the nature and prevalence of…

Fundamentals of EDI on 20th May moved to bigger venue – more spots available!

Due to high demand we have moved this event to Waldorf Parramatta so we now have some more spots available. Register now. This workshop will deliver training on strategic instructional practices for designing and delivering well-crafted lessons that explicitly teach grade-level content to all students. Gain practical teaching skills that can be used right away…

Book Fair on Friday, 3rd May. Register your FREE spot.

Come along and speak with the publishers of lots of the great decodable books available in Australia about their books and how best to use them in the classroom to support students develop decoding skills. Essential to accurate and fluent reading! Lots of decodable books including Dandelion Phonic Books, Little Learners Love Literacy, Pocket Rockets,…

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…