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Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Guide for Parents (Revised Edition) Now Available Online

A web version and a downloadable PDF of Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Guide for Parents...

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2019 DSF Conference Keynote Addresses Available Online

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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.

UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DIFFICULTIES: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS

The ULD Guide for Parents has been designed and produced to provide parents and carers with current information about the nature of learning disabilities in children, and to offer practical guidance on the most appropriate identification, intervention and support. Copies of the guide can be purchased through AUSPELD and it is also available to download from the ULD for Parents website. The website includes additional content including videos and further reading.

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  • Federal MP Highlights the Importance of Phonics

    Julian Leeser MP, Member for Berowra NSW, recently raised the importance of high quality early phonics instruction in federal parliament. Mr Leeser emphasised the need for explicit literacy instruction in schools which focuses on the relationships between sounds and letter patterns in English. The CEO of SPELD NSW, Georgina Perry, provided pertinent comments regarding this […]

    Posted on 17th Sep 2019 0 comments
  • AUSPELD & LDA Submission to the 2019 Review of the Melbourne Declaration

    Earlier this year, Federal Education Minister The Honourable Dan Tehan MP announced a review of the Melbourne Declaration. In 2008, the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians was signed by all Australian Education Ministers at the time. It set out two main goals for education in Australia: The promotion of equity and excellence […]

    Posted on 27th Aug 2019 0 comments
  • New researchED Guides Coming Soon – Pre-Order Today!

    This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings. The first four guides will be available September 2019 but can be pre-ordered now! Download […]

    Posted on 15th Aug 2019 0 comments