The articles and reports displayed on this website have been specially selected by the AUSPELD committee. They represent current research and best practice for supporting people with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia.


Video interview with Child Neuropsychologist Dr. Jack Fletcher


Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read by Emily Hanford


Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Vision: by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists


An Overview of Structured Synthetic Phonics Program Sequences
Excerpt from DSF Literacy & Clinical Services Spring 2018 Bulletin


Structured Synthetic Phonics: A Guide for Teachers and Parents by DSF Literacy & Clinical Services


Bold beginnings: The Reception curriculum in a sample of good and outstanding primary schools
The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (UK)


MUSEC Briefing – Irlen Lenses and Overlays


The Gonski Report – Implications for students with learning disabilities


Balanced Reading Programs: What are they?
by Mandy Nayton / Executive Officer / DSF Literacy and Clinical Services


Archived Articles


Government’s response to the report submitted in 2010 – ‘Helping people with dyslexia: a national action agenda’ (2012)


National Action Paper: Helping People With Dyslexia (2010)


The Rose Report – Identifying and Teaching Children and Young People with Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties (2009)


Literacy, Inquiries, Research, Policies, Specific Learning Difficulties: Realities (AUSPELD Focus Paper 2007)


Petition: Dyslexia to be recognised as a disability by the Australian Federal Government


Petition submitted: ‘Dyslexia to be recognised as a disability by the Australian Federal Government’


AUSPELD’s Submission to the National Inquiry Into The Teaching of Literacy (2005)