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



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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 2 workshops

Sessions 1 & 2: How to get started and What to do next? Saturday 2nd May

Session 3 & 4 combined:   Full day Jolly Grammar/Spelling workshop. Saturday 16th May

Morning: Spelling focus Afternoon: Grammar focus

click here for details


Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory Seminar

Presented by Sandy Russo

Weds 4th Feb

7- 9 pm



Planning strategies for students with memory difficulties

Presented by Sandy Russo

Mon 23rd Feb

7- 9 pm



Spelling - An X-ray View of Words

Presented by

Jan Polkinghorne

Wed 25th Feb

7- 9.30 pm


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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