Useful Links

There are many organisations in Australia and overseas that assist people with specific learning difficulties. Here are a few useful sites:

International Dyslexia Association – Fact Sheets

International Dyslexia Association

Learning Difficulties Australia

The British Dyslexia Association

Thinking Reading Writing: The TRW Resources website – University of Dundee

NSW LD Coalition

Dyslexia 2000 Network homepage

Learning Difficulties Online

WDNF – World Dyslexia Network Foundation

Dyslexia Help UK

Learning Links

Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) – Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia, representing over 4,500 members.  SPA supports and regulates the ethical, clinical and professional standards of its members, as well as lobbying and advocating for all Australians living with communication and swallowing difficulties. The website contains information about communication and swallowing difficulties, how to find a speech pathologist in your area and the funding and supports available for specific clinical areas in which speech pathologists work, as well as information for referring professionals.

Letters-and-sounds.com provides a great range of FREE activities which are all based on the six phases of phonics.

The Behavioral and Emotional Impact of Dyslexia: Dyslexia Takes a Toll on Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Self-Concept

The Dyslexia Diagnosis By Kyle Redford, Teacher & Mother – an inspiring article about dealing with the diagnosis of dyslexia.

Useful Documents:

Download info. on synthetic phonics by DSF Literacy Services

Life Success for Children with Learning Disabilites: A Parents Guide

Final Report on the Review of the Disability Standards for Education

Australian Government Response to the Review of DSE.

Useful iPad apps

Assistive Technology – dsf.net.au