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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 National Curriculum Review and Federal Government’s Response

Earlier this year the Federal Government established a review of the process and development of the...

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Review of the Disability Standards for Education

The final report on the Review of the Disability Standards for Education and the Australian...

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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  • 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 0 comments
  • AUSPELD makes submission to Senate Inquiry

    Recently, AUSPELD contributed a submission to the Senate Inquiry into current levels of access and attainment for students with disability in the school system, and the impact on students and families associated with inadequate levels of support. A full version of AUSPELD’s submission can be downloaded below. Public hearings will be taking place in various […]

    Posted on 1st Sep 2015 0 comments
  • Congratulations to Jackie French; Senior Australian of the Year for 2015

    AUSPELD extends congratulations and accolades to Jackie French for her well-deserved award of Senior Australian of the Year on Australia Day. Jackie has been a long term supporter of many of the State and Territory SPELDs and has already done so much to encourage and support Australian children and adults with learning difficulties. She is […]

    Posted on 28th Jan 2015 0 comments