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2019 Literacy, Language and Learning Conference – Registrations Now Open!

The biennial Literacy, Language and Learning Conference is set to take place from the 4-6th of...

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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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Two New Guides from AUSPELD: Understanding Learning Difficulties

Understanding Learning Difficulties: A practical guide A comprehensive, evidence-based reference of...

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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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  • 2019 Literacy, Language and Learning Conference – Registrations Now Open!

    The biennial Literacy, Language and Learning Conference is set to take place from the 4-6th of April, 2019. The conference provides a unique opportunity for educators and practitioners to hear about current research and evidence-based approaches to teaching and intervention in the field of language and literacy acquisition. DSF, with the support of AUSPELD, has […]

    Posted on 23rd Aug 2018 0 comments
  • Identifying Dyslexia in the Early Years

    How is dyslexia diagnosed and at what age can a diagnosis be made? More information about the identification of dyslexia in the early years can be found in this article.

    Posted on 15th Feb 2018 0 comments
  • Why we support the Year 1 Phonics Check

    Read AUSPELD’s submission supporting the national Year 1 Phonics check recently sent to all State and Territory Education Ministers… Last week, state and territory education ministers met to discuss the proposed Phonics Check – a 5-7 minute “Check” of student progress. AUSPELD (The Australian Federation of SPELD Associations) supports the implementation of the Phonics Check […]

    Posted on 11th Dec 2017 0 comments