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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…

Understanding LD: Parent Workshop w/ Mandy Nayton

A Practical Guide for Parents. Get answers to questions you have about Learning Difficulties. Presented by Educational Psychologist, Mandy Nayton.   Audience: Parents & Carers. When: 15 March 2018, from 5pm – 7pm. Where: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle St, Concord NSW 2137. Cost: $30.00 for Members, $40.00 for Non-Members. Copies of the Understanding Learning Difficulties…

Lots of exciting Professional Development coming in Early 2018!

Book early to avoid missing a spot. Little Learners Love Literacy – Newcastle – 10 February. With Maureen Pollard and Berys Dixon. This workshop explains the pedagogy and research underpinning the Little Learners Love Literacy program and gives teachers the tools to implement this explicit and sequential literacy approach. Explicit Direct Instruction with Mandy Nayton  –…

Buy 2017 Christmas Cards and help support SPELD NSW

Every year, as part of the fund-raising that enables SPELD NSW to continue its work supporting people in NSW with Specific Learning Difficulties, we sell Christmas Cards. This is an important part of making our organisation viable, and we seek the help and support of all of our members and their friends. Our full range…

SPELD NSW supports the Year One Phonics and Numeracy Check

SPELD NSW is pleased to see the expert panel appointed by Minister Birmingham has supported the introduction of a Year One phonics and numeracy check. Phonics is one of the five essential skills for literacy development. A Year One phonics check will help identify students who are struggling to develop reading skills including those that…

4 Day Sounds Write Workshop with Kim Bloor. January 2018 – Parramatta

Teacher Professional Learning for Speech Pathologists, Teachers, Tutors. Sounds-Write – An engaging and successful evidence-based phonics program. LIMITED TO 26 PLACES, BOOK EARLY TO AVOID MISSING OUT. Presented by Kim Bloor – Educational & Developmental Psychologist and popular Sounds-Write trainer from the Dyslexia SPELD Foundation (DSF). 22-25 January 2018 (Parramatta) 9AM – 3.30PM Daily (Morning…