Throughout the year, SPELD NSW facilitates information days, parent forums and parent support groups.
Upcoming Parent Events:
Intro. to Learning Difficulties Workshop, Sydney. SPELD NSW: Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O’Connell Street, Parramatta.02 9739 6277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org:00 PM
Cracking the ABC Code Parent Literacy Workshop SPELD NSW: Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O’Connell Street, Parramatta.email@example.com or 0402 156 56707:00 PM
Literacy: Inclusive Teaching and Learning for Parents (with a focus on Assistive Tech.) SPELD NSW: Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O’Connell Street, Parramatta.02 9739 6277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org:00 AM
Upcoming External Parent Events:
LDC Learning Difficulties Symposium Castle Hill RSL. Phoenix Room, 77 Castle St, Castle HillLearning Difficulties Coalition: tel: 02 9806 9960 email: email@example.com:00 AM
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SPELD NSW Parents Corner #8, Spelling Homework Help p.1 Phonemic Awareness – help and activities (See Members Section, CLICK HERE for a sample)
SPELD NSW Parents Corner #9, Spelling Homework Help p.2 Letter-Sound Correspondence – help and activities (See Members Section, CLICK HERE for a sample)
More Parents Corner available in the Members Section for Current Members
What Members are saying about Spelling Homework Help
“Thanks, another great e-news from SPELD.
This edition I especially enjoyed Melinda Matthews’ article (Spelling Homework Help p1). At my university I am trying to get greater rigour in our teacher education English curriculum units, most specifically with regard to explicit and systematic teaching of phonemic awareness and phonics for teaching reading and spelling. If I had my way this is the kind of resource I would be encouraging students to engage with and learn from. Another resource I have used and would recommend are the SPELD SA phonics books http://www.speld-sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=105 they are even free!”
Anna, Lecturer / Researcher (April 2015)
EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES SPELD NSW provides PD courses, conferences, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Many are suitable for Parents!
PRINTABLES /RESOURCES FAQ, Articles, fact sheets, conference papers, E-News Articles and More (Even more in the Members Section).
Dyslexia: Mason’s Story
Written by Isabella Evans as a part of her Year 7 ‘Personal Interest Project’ in 2013.
Isabella’s aim was to understand dyslexia from the view of children who live with it and write a book that will help them understand their difficulty, so that they don’t feel alone.
The book is a perfect opportunity for you to work through what it is like to have a specific learning disability with your dyslexic child and his or her siblings. It can be used individually, in small groups or the classroom at school.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of Mason’s Story (ipad/tablet friendly) (PDF – 2.3 MB)
Other great resources for Parents
Understanding Learning Difficulties, A Guide for Parents. – Interactive website and downloadable PDF book from AUSPELD. (Dec16 we still have stock of the hardcopy book for sale if you want to give it as a gift etc, pls contact the office)
Teaching Reading Resources from SPELD SA
- Free Phonic Books – based on Jolly Phonics, includes suggestions on how parents, tutors and teachers can get the most out of the book.
- Six Minute Sessions – Regular practice for reading and spelling.
- Free Literacy Assessments – Links to free assessments on the web.