In this section, you can access recent submissions to enquiries, link to local and international organisations, download free resources, and find relevant articles and other evidence-based information about literacy and learning.
This month’s featured resource
The useful Reading Strategies Bookmarks, developed by SPELD NSW, provide strategies for word reading, blending and word attack for educators and parents who are supporting beginning and more advanced readers.
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Each state SPELD provides access to a range of high-quality, evidence-based books, games and other resources.
- The Quality Initial Teacher Education ReviewAuspeld recently provided a response to the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review Discussion Paper. Auspeld’s submission considers the key questions…Read more The Quality Initial Teacher Education Review
- Australian Curriculum ReviewAs part of the Review of the Australian Curriculum, Auspeld prepared two separate submissions outlining a number of issues of…Read more Australian Curriculum Review
- 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for EducationWe recently sought the input of teachers, parents, and students with learning difficulties to help inform AUSPELD’s submission to the…Read more 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education
Helpful Organisations and Useful Websites
Uldforparents.com includes Auspeld’s Understanding Learning Difficulties Guide for Parents, a resource designed and produced to provide families with current information about the nature of learning disabilities in children, and to offer practical guidance on the most appropriate identification, intervention and support.
Five from Five is an Australian initiative that aims to improve literacy levels by ensuring all children receive effective, evidence based reading instruction.
Understood.org is a US-based not-for-profit that provides useful tools for parents and educators of children with learning and thinking differences.
The International Dyslexia Association is a US-based organisation that provides advocacy and support for people with learning difficulties and disorders.
Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA) is an Australian association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching practices.
Speech Pathology Australia is the peak body in Australia for the speech pathology profession. The SPA website features a number of useful resources including fact sheets about speech and language development, as well as a Find a Speech Pathologist function.
The Literacy Hub, including the Phonics Check, is an Australian Government initiative to develop tools to gauge and support Year 1 students’ phonics skills.
The Reading League is a US-based not for profit organisation that promotes knowledge to reimagine the future of literacy education and accelerate the global movement toward reading instruction rooted in science.
Reading Rockets is a US-based initiative that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better.
International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction (IFERI) aims to contribute to raising standards of literacy in the English language based on robust research and high-quality instruction in the teaching of reading, spelling and writing.
Florida Centre for Reading Research (FCRR) is an interdisciplinary research centre at Florida State University. FCRR advances the science of reading to improve learning and achievement from birth through adulthood.
The Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) is Australia’s independent education evidence body. AERO’s vision is for Australia to achieve excellence and equity in educational outcomes for all children and young people through effective use of evidence.
Spelfabet is a useful literacy website developed by Victorian Speech Pathologist Alison Clarke.
Be You supports educators from early learning services and schools to develop a positive, inclusive and resilient learning community where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health.
Raising Children Network provides ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts.
The Learning Difficulties Coalition is a coalition of individuals and parent support groups which provides support and information about children (5-18 yrs) with learning difficulties. LDC is based in New South Wales.
Code Read Network is an Australian dyslexia advocacy organisation.
The articles displayed below provide an overview of current research and best practice for literacy instruction, ways to support students with learning difficulties and specific learning disorders, and the Science of Learning.
Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science by Louisa Moats
Principles of Instruction: Research-based Strategies that all Teachers Should Know by Barak Rosenshine
Primary Reading Pledge from Five From Five, Auspeld and Learning Difficulties Australia
Specific Learning Disorders Flow Chart from Auspeld
Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Vision by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
An Overview of Structured Synthetic Phonics Program Sequences from DSF Literacy & Clinical Services