SPELD SA Parent Workshops

SPELD SA provides free or low cost workshops to parents during the year to support families in understanding specific learning difficulties. Parents are welcome to attend all SPELD SA workshops, however the following have been provided with parents in mind.

Ring the office on 8431 1655 to book a workshop and download a booking form

Workshops are held at the SPELD SA office, 298 Portrush Road, Kensington, unless othersuppwise stated.

Term 4, 2017

What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 051217

Tues 5th Dec, 7.00pm - 9.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

Come and find out about what SPELD SA does, how to navigate around our website, learn about the free resources we create and get some practical tips and strategies you can use with any students that have specific learning difficulties. For new tutors, teachers, parents, SSOs and other interested people.

No charge – Please phone to book a place.

Term 1, 2018

Four-day Sounds-Write Conference: Ref 100118

Registration: Wed 10th Jan, 8:30am

Conference: 9.00am - 3.00pm, Wed 10th - Sat 13th Jan

Location: SPELD SA

Presenter: Lisa Watts, M. Educational & Developmental Psychology, Dip. Ed.

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling, and writing.

This four-day intensive course offers an instructional method that is structured, cumulative, sequential, and explicit; all of which are strongly recommended for teaching children to read and spell. It places emphasis on providing practice that is grounded in physical, concrete experience of the skills and conceptual understanding that students need to assimilate.

Cost: $800, $735 for SPELD SA members and full-time students. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Download registration form

 

What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 220118

Mon 22nd Jan, 10.00am - 12.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

Come and find out about what SPELD SA does, how to navigate around our website, learn about the free resources we create and get some practical tips and strategies you can use with any students that have specific learning difficulties. For new tutors, teachers, parents, SSOs and other interested people.

No charge – Please phone to book a place.

 

Phonemic Awareness: What it is and what you need to know: Ref 120218

Mon 12th Feb, 7.00pm - 9.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

In this session we explore what phonemic awareness is and why it is so important for the development of reading and spelling. How can you teach students with phonological processing difficulties how to hear the sounds in words? A hands-on practical look at what we know about the sounds in words and programs that can help you teach phonological awareness in all year levels.

Cost: $90, $75 for SPELD SA members, $25 for full-time students.

 

The School Star Buddy and foundational literacy skills: Ref 020318

Fri 2nd Mar, 9.00am - 12.30pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Sharona Edwards, teacher & literacy coach

This is a new program that explains how to teach a child spelling rules. All the lessons utilise the School Start Spelling Case, so all the resources you will need are at your fingertips.

The program can be implemented with a whole class or just one child. Anyone can attend this workshop - you do not have to be a teacher or confident with spelling yourself

Cost: $110, $90 for SPELD SA members, $38 for full-time students.

 

Information Evening for Parents: Dyslexia, what it is and how to help: Ref 060318

Tues 6th Mar, 7.00pm - 9.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

This session looks at the problems encountered by students with dyslexia and the ways in which they can be helped.

No charge – Please phone to book a place.

 

Spelling - an X-ray view of words: Ref 070318

Wed 7th Mar, 7.00pm - 9.30pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Jan Polkinghorne, accredited Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar trainer

This workshop looks at a systematic approach to teaching spelling conventions and generalisations, which will enable students to apply knowledge to an ever-increasing number of words.

Cost: $95, $75 for SPELD SA members, $35 for full-time students.

 

Teaching a child (4, 5, and 6 years old) to read and write: Ref 130318

Thurs 13th Mar, 10.00am - 11.30am, SPELD SA

Presenter: Frances Scobie, JP teacher & accredited Jolly Phonics trainer

This session will show parents how they can help their children develop the foundation skills for reading and writing and demonstrate a range of activities that can be incorporated into a 5 minute-a- day holiday program/daily routine. 

No charge – Please phone to book a place.

 

Developing Essential Blending Skills: Ref 140318

Mon 14th Mar, 7.00pm - 9.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Jan Polkinghorne, accredited Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar trainer

Blending is one of the essential components that determines how effective Jolly Phonics can be, yet it is frequently the part teachers struggle to implement effectively in the classroom. This session offers a step-by-step run-through of how to teach blending, working through the various stages, followed by demonstration and participation in a series of practical blending activities.

Cost: $90, $70 for SPELD SA members, $25 for full-time students.

 

Software Sampler - Try before you buy: Ref 170318

Sat 17th Mar, 10.00am - 12.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

Come and look at some of the best assistive and remedial software for students (all ages) who have difficulties in literacy and numeracy, such as: Dragon Naturally Speaking, TextHELP, Textease, Wordshark, Numbershark, Fitzroy Readers, and selected free programs.
Pleaes book early!
 

Cost: $90, $75 for SPELD SA members, $25 for full-time students.

 

Making Independent writers of students with working memory problems: Ref 190318

Mon 19th Mar, 7.00pm - 9.00pm, SPELD SA

Presenter: Sandy Russo, Director, SPELD SA

This session looks at how, from an early age, such children can become independent writers, using tools such as Audacity, to plan and record ideas, simple mind mapping techniques, multisensory strategies to help them hear sounds in words and word prediction programs such as Word Q4 to expand their written vocabulary.

Cost: $90, $75 for SPELD SA members, $25 for full-time students.

 

Four-day Sounds-Write Conference: Ref 160418

Registration: Mon 16th Apr, 8:30am

Conference: 9.00am - 3.00pm, Mon 16th - Thurs 19th Jan

Location: TBA

Presenter: Lisa Watts, M. Educational & Developmental Psychology, Dip. Ed.

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling, and writing.

This four-day intensive course offers an instructional method that is structured, cumulative, sequential, and explicit; all of which are strongly recommended for teaching children to read and spell. It places emphasis on providing practice that is grounded in physical, concrete experience of the skills and conceptual understanding that students need to assimilate.

Cost: $800, $735 for SPELD SA members and full-time students. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

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