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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 (Morning Tea and Lunch Provided) LIMITED TO 32 PLACES, BOOK EARLY TO AVOID MISSING…

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…

Decodable Readers Kindergarten Packs available now!

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 Kindergarten Pack from SPELD NSW. All prices include GST and postage to one location. See Little Learners Love Literacy Kindergarten Pack  See…

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…

Understanding Learning Difficulties – A Guide for Parents

This Free Online Guide has been designed and produced by AUSPELD to provide parents and carers with current information about the nature of learning disabilities in children, and to offer practical guidance on the most appropriate identification, intervention and support. Use the interactive website or download the guide as a PDF book. Aug 2018 – We…

SPELD Recommends Decodable Readers

SPELD NSW and our other SPELD Branches in WA., QLD. and VIC. recommend  Decodable Readers for all students, especially those with S.L.D.s learning to read. A simple and effective tool for reading success: Children who struggle with reading need to spend dedicated time developing their phonics skills, and reading practice using decodable books is a simple…

Thank you to the Commonwealth Bank!

Thank you to the Concord Branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for nominating SPELD NSW for a Commonwealth Bank of Australia Centenary Grant!! SPELD NSW was delighted to received a $10,000 grant from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia earlier this year.  Pictured above Georgina Perry (SPELD NSW Executive Office, centre) accepting this donation with…

NEWSFLASH – 15% Off Decodable Readers to 15th August for Members!

  To support our members SPELD NSW is offering a 15% discount on decodable readers, NOW EXTENDED TO 15TH AUGUST 2018.  Decodable readers are essential tools for early reading instruction and to support students who are working to develop their reading skills. Read more about Decodable Readers here.. See our range of Decodable Readers  …