Specific Learning Difficulties
Helping people with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties since 1969




Employment Opportunity

SPELD SA is seeking a special education teacher or allied health professional to assist the Director with the administration of the organisation and provision of services.
If you enjoy a challenge and want to work with a team committed to advancing the education and general welfare of individuals with specific learning difficulties, then this is a position for you!
Applications close: November 28th, 2014
To view the full position description click the link below

Position Description


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If your school is interested in the Jolly Phonics In-school series of workshops
In-school workshops for Term 4 and beyond

click here for details

Jolly Phonics Workshops SPELD run workshops

Bookings now being taken for term 4 workshops

Session 3 & 4 combined: Saturday 1st November Full day Jolly Grammar/Spelling workshop

Morning: Spelling focus Afternoon: Grammar focus

click here for details


Presented by

Sandy Russo

Saturday 25th October

10.00am - Noon



Making independent writers of students with working memory problems

Presented by

Sandy Russo

Wednesday 5th November

7.00pm - 9.00pm


Information evening for parents: Dyslexia- what it is and how to help


Free session: phone 8431 1655 to book

Presented by

Sandy Russo

Wednesday 12th November

7.00pm - 9.00pm


Mandatory Notification Training (refresher)


Presented by

Pam Oyarzun and Gen Williamson

Wednesday 19th November

9.00am - 12.30pm

Software Sampler

Book Early to secure

your place!

Boy with specific learning difficulties

SPELD SA now has more than 125 FREE phonic books with worksheets available to view online or to print. New books are regularly uploaded.

Click here for the SPELD SA free online training course generously funded by the Thyne Reid Foundation

SOS Spelling Powerpoints for Older Students are FREE to use.

Click here for access to the FREE power points and lesson plans for older students that cannot spell.

SPELD (SA) began as a voluntary body and grew thanks to the financial support generously provided by individuals, organizations, community groups and the South Australian Department of Education and Children’s Services. Today, as SPELD (SA)’s services increase and we extend our outreach, your support is more important than ever.

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Grandfather reading to grade 3 boy who has specific learning difficultes


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The Specific Learning Difficulties Association of South Australia


SPELD SA is a non profit organisation that provides advice and services to support children and adults with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia

SPELD's office hours

Mon - Thurs

9am - 4.30pm

Ph 8431 1655

Fax 8364 5751

Click here to view the book, Dsylexia: Mason's Story





Face-to-face and Online tutors

Workshops and Offsite pre sentations

Software advice and training

Educational consultations

Popular Pages

SOS - Spelling for Older Students

FAQ - Reading for Early Readers

FAQ - Reading

FAQ - Repeating a grade

FAQ - Who do I contact if I have concerns about my child

FAQ- Will this educational program or practice help my child

FAQ - Special Provisions

Articles from past newsletters

What is dyslexia?

An intensive intervention program

The Value of Technology: Devices, Software and Assistive Technologies for People with Specific Learning Difficulties (SLDs)

Dyslexia Friendly Schools: Improving Outcomes for Dyslexic Students in Schools

Where to After Phonics?

Reading: Breaking Through The Barriers


Guessing words from context is not reading

Information for Teachers

Teaching a child to read and write

Getting Them Organised

Exemptions and Accommodations (NAPLAN)








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