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.

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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
  • C-Pens
  • 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.


SPELD NSW Membership

  • 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 No referral is required.


Advocacy and Information

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


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Professional Development

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.


Teachers Certificate Course

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.


In-school Workshops

30 March 2020

We are currently unable to come into schools for professional learning. If you are interested in a webinar version please contact us.

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


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