It is estimated that between 5% – 10% of the population have dyslexia. That means that there is on average between 1 and 3 students in EVERY classroom in NSW with dyslexia.
SPELD NSW provides support to teachers and schools through professional development opportunities, the provision of resources through our online store, information and advocacy services and support for individual families through assessments and our Information and Referral Service. Schools can also benefit from SPELD NSW Membership.
At the SPELD NSW Online Store we have a range of resources great for teachers, classrooms and learning support teams including:
- Decodable readers from Dandelion Phonic Books, Little Learners Love Literacy, Pocket Rockets and more
- Phonemic Awareness Kits
- Understanding Learning Difficulties Guides
- Literacy and numeracy resources
We have also put together packs of decodable readers especially designed for classroom use and learning support teams. These packs are a great way to provide your students with resources to practise decoding and other phonics skills.
Schools can purchase resources through our online store or email us with your order, we will invoice your school for you to pay later.
If you are interested in purchasing some decodable readers for your school, SPELD NSW can visit your school to demonstrate decodable readers or can loan you a sample pack of decodable books to consider. Please email us if you would like us to send you one of our resource catalogues.
- Membership gives you discounts on professional development and purchases online. Membership is available for schools, individuals, tutors and professionals.
- Members receive access to the SPELD NSW Members Library and online resources.
- Your membership allows us to supports more children and adults with specific learning difficulties.
From 2019, SPELD NSW will offer psychological assessments of children, adolescents and adults to identify their learning strengths and weaknesses and if they have an identifiable learning disorder.
If you would like to get more information or make a booking please call the office on (02) 9739 6277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No referral is required.
SPELD NSW acts as an advocate for students with specific learning difficulties and their families, teachers and schools in consultation with government departments and agencies.
Through free parent information and our free Referral Service we help parents and carers support their children with specific learning difficulties and provide referrals to specialist tutors, speech pathologists and other professionals.
Understanding Learning Difficulties Guides
Understanding LD For Parents. Free online guide from AUSPELD.
Understanding LD For Teachers. Available free to teachers on www.scootle.edu.au
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SPELD NSW Member Discounts
Most PD is NESA approved, see event for details
SPELD NSW professional development includes evidence-based literacy and numeracy programs and best practice approaches to teaching and supporting students with specific learning difficulties like dyslexia.
This annual certificate course provides specialist training for teachers of students with specific learning difficulties. It addresses reading, spelling, comprehension, numeracy and more.
Early bookings recommended.
SPELD NSW can visit your school to deliver professional development for your teachers and seminars for your parents and carers on understanding, supporting and teaching students with learning difficulties. If you are interested please email email@example.com.
Upcoming Professional Development
SPELD NSW 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
Make the most of YARC: A three-part webinar series. ONLINE (webinars)02 9739 6277 or email email@example.com:00 PM
An Evening with Prof. Maggie Snowling and Prof. Charles Hulme. Mantra Parramatta. Cnr. Parkes Street & Valentine Avenue, Parramatta.02 9739 6277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org:00 PM
Talk For Writing (T4W) Two Day Workshop, August 2019 SPELD NSW: Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O’Connell Street, Parramatta.02 9739 6277 or email email@example.com:00 AM
Literacy: Inclusive Teaching and Learning (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
YARC Workshop and Understanding Learning Difficulties Workshop SPELD NSW: Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O’Connell Street, Parramatta.02 9739 6277 or email email@example.com:00 AM
Upcoming External Events
Cracking the ABC Code Multisensory Literacy Training Workshop Hunters Hill Club. 12 Madeline Street, Hunters Hill NSW.Lillian: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0402 156 56709:00 AM
Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention Mantra Parramatta Hotel, Cnr. Parkes St & Valentine Ave, Parramatta.(03) 9890 6138 or visit LDA website www.ldaustralia.org or email email@example.com:30 AM
LDC Learning Difficulties Symposium Castle Hill RSL. Phoenix Room, 77 Castle St, Castle HillLearning Difficulties Coalition: tel: 02 9806 9960 email: firstname.lastname@example.org:00 AM
How to make evidence-based decisions about treatments for poor readers MGSM Macquarie Park Executive Centre02 9850 6889 or email@example.com:00 AM
Working memory and reading difficulties MGSM Macquarie Park Executive Centre02 9850 6889 or firstname.lastname@example.org:00 PM
MultiLit Professional Workshops June to December 2019 Macquarie Park, NSW 21131300 55 99 19