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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  …

Creative Literacy Teacher Workshop with Carol Allen

Creative literacy to support inclusion for those with dyslexia and other barriers to learning. Internationally recognised education advisor for ICT and inclusion Carol Allen to visit Sydney on 13 August 2018. Full-day Teacher Workshop: With a focus on dyslexia, this one-day workshop will explore the key barriers to literacy and their implications for curriculum access….

The Big 50 – Birthday Book Campaign

Turning 50 is an incredible milestone! To celebrate we’re launching a campaign to raise $10,000 to donate decodable readers to NSW libraries. It’s a big goal and that’s why we need your support. Our goal is to give all children and families access to decodable readers – a simple tool for reading success.   A…

YARC (Assessment Tool) Workshop with Walter Howe, 29 June – Sydney

The York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension – Australian Edition (YARC) enables teachers and specialists to assess the reading comprehension skills of children 5 to 18 years. This 3-hour workshop will introduce the three YARC assessments (Early Reading, Passage Comprehension and Passage Comprehension Secondary) and explains how they can be used to provide useful data…

SPELD NSW celebrates 50 years in 2018!

  It all started with a tireless volunteer – Mrs Yvonne Stewart, who founded the organisation in 1968 and who played a key part on its management committee until 1996. Mrs Stewart founded the association after learning about dyslexia, first from her daughter, who had come across it during her work as a speech therapist….

Toe By Toe: Free Workshop – 22nd March – Please RSVP

5.30pm – 7.30pm, SPELD NSW Office, Concord, NSW. The Toe by Toe workshop is aimed at all school staff though other education professionals and concerned parents are also most welcome to attend.  Anyone, in fact, involved with the teaching of struggling readers of all ages should find the course useful and a ‘hands on’ approach…