Resources

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 – Revised Edition $25
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. The Revised Edition was published in January 2019.
UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DIFFICULTIES – A PRACTICAL GUIDE – Revised Edition $55
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. The Revised Edition was published in January 2019.
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 (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.
BASIC FACTS ABOUT DYSLEXIA AND OTHER READING PROBLEMS (By Moats & Dakin) $50
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 distill 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.
THE TRUTH ABOUT TEACHING (By Greg Ashman). $49.00

Drawing on years of experience teaching in a diverse range of schools and powered by a nuanced understanding of educational research, Greg Ashman presents the most vital ideas that you need to know in order to succeed in teaching.  Find out how to avoid common mistakes and challenge some of the myths about what good teaching really is.

Evidence-informed, this book explores major issues you will encounter in schools, including:  the science of learning, classroom management, explicit forms of teaching, why phonics is so controversial and smart ways to evaluate the potential of technology in the classroom.

If you are training to teach in primary or secondary education, or in the early stages of your teaching career, this is for you.

book Cover imageDYSLEXIA, DYSCALCULIA AND MATHEMATICS $55
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?
book Cover imageMAKING SENSE OF INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS $42
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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