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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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Carol Allen 2019 Australian Tour

Internationally recognised education advisor Carol Allen is coming to Australia this year....

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2019 DSF Conference Keynote Addresses Available Online

AUSPELD was a proud supporter of the DSF Language, Literacy and Learning Conference which took...

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Revised AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties Guides now available!

The first AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Practical Guide was published in 2014 and...

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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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  • 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
  • Specific Learning Disorders Flow Chart

    The Specific Learning Disorders Flow Chart is a useful reference for anyone working with students with SLD. It provides an overview of the types of specific learning disorders including identifying characteristics and underlying processing impairments. The flow chart outlines the functional impact of a learning disorder in the classroom and the implications for intervention. Recommendations […]

    Posted on 8th Aug 2019 0 comments
  • 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 (Revised Edition) are now available free of charge on the ULD for Parents website. This Guide has recently been revamped to provide parents and carers with additional information about the nature of learning disabilities in children, and to offer up-to-date […]

    Posted on 28th Jul 2019 0 comments