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Dysgraphia Parent and Professional Evening Workshop

16th October 2019, 7pm-8.30pm @ Parramatta. Only $10 for SPELD Members. Event now also available as a Live Webinar! If you are a teacher, tutor, speech pathologist, occupational therapist or parent, supporting a child who is struggling with handwriting, spelling and/or written expression, this evening is not one to miss! Presented by dual qualified speech…

Magnificent Morphemes! Workshop for Teachers and Tutors

9am to 3.30pm, Thursday, 26 September. Hands on session presenting a systematic evidence based approach to teaching spelling. Based on the structure of the English language including phonology, syllabication (structural analysis) and morphology.   This NESA approved workshop will address: The simple view of reading – How Morphology fits in. Explicit instruction – teaching spelling…

Now offering teacher and parent workshops at your location

On-Site Workshops: SPELD NSW can now provide a variety of training at your school, community group or office. Provides a great opportunity for you to offer professional development to your whole staff team or parent community on topics of interest.  Workshops can be held after school (a twilight workshop), during school hours or on a…

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…

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…

Profs. Snowling and Hulme, Intl. Dyslexia Experts, 19 August.

An Evening with Prof. Maggie Snowling and Prof. Charles Hulme. Presenting two research talks at this unmissable evening event. Professor Snowling’s topic: “Dyslexia and developmental language disorder: same or different?”. Professor Hulme’s topic: “Causal models of developmental disorders: implications for planning and evaluating interventions”.   About the Presenters: Professor Margaret (Maggie) Snowling is President of…

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…

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…

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…