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The Guide is Online!

VERY exciting news! The new AUSPELD website Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Guide for...

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Australian Government’s response – ‘Helping people with dyslexia: a national action agenda’

After much consideration the Australian Government has released their response to the Dyslexia Working Party's report 'Helping people with dyslexia: a national action agenda' which was submitted in January 2010. The Australian Government's response was received in September 2012 and can be downloaded here.

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability* that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.


This definition has been adopted by both the IDA and the NICHD. AUSPELD believes it best reflects current research evidence on the defining features of dyslexia. More on defining dyslexia...

*Other SLDs: dysgraphia, dyscalculia.
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  • The Guide is Online!

    VERY exciting news! The new AUSPELD website Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Guide for Parents is now on-line at www.uldforparents.com! The website contains a wealth of information for families, educators, allied health professionals and others about how best to support students with learning difficulties. The information can be accessed easily using the inbuilt text-to-speech function available […]

    Posted on 18th Nov 2016 0 comments
  • AUSPELD President Awarded Order of Australia Medal

    AUSPELD is extremely proud to announce that AUSPELD President Mandy Nayton was awarded an Order of Australia medal on June 13th for her service to education and to those with learning disabilities. Mandy has spent much of her career investigating and introducing strategies designed to improve children’s literacy and is currently the chief executive officer […]

    Posted on 8th Jul 2016 0 comments
  • Two New Guides from AUSPELD: Understanding Learning Difficulties

    Understanding Learning Difficulties: A practical guide A comprehensive, evidence-based reference of strategies to assist students with learning difficulties. This booklet, in conjunction with the enclosed CD, is designed to provide principals, teachers and school psychologists throughout Australia, with a greater awareness and understanding of the significant impact learning disabilities can have on students, and to […]

    Posted on 1st Sep 2015 1 comment