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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…

A pen that reads for you – even in exams.

The C-Pen Reader is a handheld assistive technology that helps users with dyslexia or other literacy difficulties, essentially when reading printed text. It’s a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out aloud with an English human-like digital voice. We now have a limited number of C Pens (Readers and Exam Readers) for sale at $385ea…

Maths Difficulties Professional Workshop – Parramatta, 27 Oct.

Maths Difficulties – Identification and Practical Solutions: Presented by Judy Hornigold. BSc, PGCSpE, AMBDA, FHEA – Associate Tutor British Dyslexia Association (BDA).   Audience: Teachers, Tutors and related professionals. This training will look at the reasons why so many children struggle with maths, including dyscalculia and maths anxiety. It will then move on to look…

Help Save Gonski Funding – Turnbull’s cuts hit NSW Schools

Turnbull’s cuts hit NSW Schools Posted May 11, 2017 (igiveagonski.com.au/blog) New data has revealed that individual NSW schools will be denied up to 90% of their Gonski funding for 2018 and 2019 under Malcolm Turnbull’s new schools funding plan. It brings home the cost of cuts to Gonski – fewer resources means fewer extra programs…

2017 Membership and Renewals now available

SPELD NSW is urging you to consider supporting our organisation by Joining / Renewing as a Member for 2017. SPELD NSW offers a free referral service which supports children and adults whose lives are affected by specific learning difficulties. Your membership will continue to help us provide this free advice and other services to children and…