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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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David Kilpatrick Tour for LDA

Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective...

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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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  • Carol Allen 2019 Australian Tour

    Internationally recognised education advisor Carol Allen is coming to Australia this year. Carol’s expertise in the area of ICT and learning difficulties is highly sought-after in the UK, and she was recognised as a “Top-ten Educator Using Technology” for 2018 by the UK parliament. Carol will be presenting full-day teacher workshops in five capital cities […]

    Posted on 19th Jun 2019 0 comments
  • 2019 DSF Conference Keynote Addresses Available Online

    AUSPELD was a proud supporter of the DSF Language, Literacy and Learning Conference which took place in April this year. The filmed keynote presentations from the conference are now available to interested parties for a limited period. Online access is ideal for people who were unable to attend the conference in person as well as […]

    Posted on 17th Jun 2019 0 comments
  • Revised AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties Guides now available!

    The first AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Practical Guide was published in 2014 and rapidly became a must-have title for any educator or allied professional supporting students with learning difficulties or specific learning disorders. The two guides, one for teachers and one for parents, provide readers with an in-depth understanding of learning difficulties and specific […]

    Posted on 10th Jun 2019 0 comments