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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…

Teachers Certificate Course 2018 – (now full)

2018 Course for Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties. Runs on 6 weekends between May and September 2018. It has been designed for: Teachers of students who have learning difficulties. Mainstream classroom teachers who wish to update their teaching skills. Anyone wishing to become a SPELD NSW tutor. This SPELD NSW course will provide…

Explicit Instruction and Response to Intervention: Professional Workshops

NESA Accredited Professional Development Events for Teachers, Tutors and related professionals. Both Workshops to be presented by Mandy Nayton. Explicit Direct Instruction Half Day Workshop – 15th March. Response to Intervention Full Day Workshop – 16th March. Concord Library, 60 Flavelle St, Concord. See below to read about and register for each of the workshops……

Understanding LD: Full Day Workshop for Educators

A NESA Accredited Professional Development Event. An essential resource for teachers, tutors, school psychologists and related professionals. Presented by educational psychologist Mandy Nayton, CEO of DSF Literacy and Clinical Services and President of AUSPELD. When: Saturday, 17th March 2018, 9.45am to 3.30pm (Meals provided). Where: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle Street, Concord. Cost: Students: $100, SPELD…