AUSPELD provides access to a number of excellent resources for teachers dealing with learning disabilities, students with learning disabilities and parents of struggling students. These can be purchased by downloading an Order Form or by telephone (08) 9217 2500 or email.


understanding learning difficulties - a guide for parents UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DIFFICULTIES – A GUIDE FOR PARENTS $15
The Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Guide for Parents booklet is designed to provide parents, caregivers, and/or family members of children with learning difficulties with a greater awareness and understanding of the impact learning difficulties can have on children during their school years. This Australian resource provides an overview of the nature of learning difficulties and the most effective assessment and intervention strategies currently available. Information is shared regarding effective support strategies and evidence-based remediation approaches in order to equip parents and caregivers with the tools and knowledge necessary to assist their children throughout their education and beyond.
understanding learning difficulties - a practical guideUNDERSTANDING LEARNING DIFFICULTIES – A PRACTICAL GUIDE $25
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 outline the most effective remediation and accommodation strategies available to them in the classroom.The CD contains a copy of the Guide plus a wide range of effective resources and strategies, all of which can be saved and printed for use throughout the school.
talk-for-writing-in-the-early-yearsTALK FOR WRITING IN THE EARLY YEARS (2 – 5 years) (By Pie Corbett & Julia Strong) $97
Talk for Writing helps build a love of reading and enables children to move from oral storytelling to beginning to write stories of their own. This book shows early years settings how to set up the approach and how to involve parents, carers and other family members through learning the same stories that the children are learning. This family involvement not only helps the children’s linguistic development but also increases the confidence of family members in supporting their children.
talk for writing across the curriculum - pie corbettTALK FOR WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (By Pie Corbett & Julia Strong) $88
‘Talk For Writing Across The Curriculum’ shows you how to help children speak the language of non-fiction before they attempt to write it. This is a three-step process using fun, multi-sensory activities. It helps build children’s confidence and linguistic ability so that they are able to create their own writing.‘Talk For Writing Across The Curriculum’ is designed with busy teachers in mind and will help them transform children’s writing and attainment across the curriculum.
talk-for-writing-in-secondary-schoolsTALK FOR WRITING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (By Pie Corbett & Julia Strong) $88

Building on best practice, this practical guide takes you step by step through how to establish quality written communication across the secondary curriculum. It can be used as a handbook by literacy co-ordinators to lead the approach as well as being a source of practical ideas for each subject area. Every teacher can help students internalise the pattern of language of their subject through focused talk activities related to exemplar text. This enables students to independently generate the sentence patterns and structures that are key to effective communication in any subject.

Expert PerspectivesEXPERT PERSPECTIVES OF INTERVENTIONS FOR READING (By Louisa C. Moats, Karen E. Dakin & R. Malatesha Joshi) $60
This new book brings together for the first time the most requested and timeless articles on key literacy related topics over the past decade from the International Dyslexia Association’s Perspectives on Language and Literacy. Inside you will find a solid foundation of research-based, classroom-tested principles in a practice-ready format that is ideal for teachers, administrators, graduate and undergraduate students of education, and policy makers who are seeking gold standard solutions to the intractable problems of illiteracy.
The Spelling Rulebook (Cover)THE SPELLING RULEBOOK (Pub. SEN Marketing) $43
An indispensable reference book for teachers and students.With over 170 pages giving all the linguistic rules and phonic principles of English spelling. It includes generalisations for the phonic spelling of sounds and words, syllable division, rules of affixing and plural rules. Where there are known exceptions these are listed.The book is particularly valuable in teaching those who have auditory and visual processing difficulties.
A must-have guide for any parent or teacher of a child struggling to learn to read, this essential resource begins by answering the question “What is Dyslexia?” The authors select and distil the most significant research in the field to provide clear and detailed explanations of the identification, understanding, emotional consequences and research into dyslexia and other reading problems. The book also covers the essential elements of effective reading instruction and treatment options for the most severe cases of dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
A PowerPoint Presentation developed by the Teaching & Learning Subcommittee of IDA accompanied by the IDA publication Basic Facts. This presentation is intended to provide an introduction, including the definition and treatment of dyslexia. Developed for use by regional branches of the IDA and by other professionals giving presentations on dyslexia. (Contents include 1 Basic Facts book and 1 PowerPoint Presentation on CD.)
Outside the Square is a series of films designed to increase awareness and understanding of dyslexia in our education system. We develop a deep understanding of dyslexia and showcase effective teaching strategies to assist students with dyslexia.

  • Film 1 – Understanding and Identifying Dyslexia.
  • Film 2 – Targeted Teaching for Students with Dyslexia.
  • Film 3 – Explicit Teaching of Language and Literacy.
A ‘must have’ survival guide for anyone who is struggling to unravel the mysteries of phonics and spelling as it is taught in primary schools. This neat little guide explains the technical terms such as phoneme (a unit of sound), grapheme (the sound in written form) segmenting and blending. There are tips on helping children with special needs including dyslexia.
Can I tell you book Cover imageCAN I TELL YOU ABOUT DYSLEXIA $18
Zoe invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective, helping them to understand how dyslexia affects her daily life, why some tasks can be especially challenging for her, and how she can be helped. This illustrated book will be a helpful guide for family, friends, teachers and carers, and a great starting point for group discussions.
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics will be an essential resource for teachers, classroom assistants, and SENCOs who help dyslexic and dyscalculic children with their understanding of mathematics. This practical book reveals helpful ways in which to tackle both simple and complex concepts with students of all ages.
Outside the Square Cover imageTALES OF LITERACY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY $28
Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century tackles some of the most difficult questions for the next generation around literacy and thought. What will happen to our children and to ourselves as we move from a literacy-based culture to a digital one?
This book, aimed at both parents and professionals, discusses the nonevidence-based ‘crank’ interventions that proliferate in the fields of children’s speech, language, literacy, fluency, voice, communication, attention, cognition, working memory, behaviour and social connectedness. It explores the science – or lack thereof – behind the interventions and suggests evidence-based alternatives that enjoy stronger scientific support.


Postage costs within Australia are:

$15 for one – three items

$20 for four or more items

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