Previous popular articles from SPELD SA Newsletters

About Specific Learning Difficulties

What's the Difference—Slow Learner or Learning Disabled? by Karen Mackay

What is dyslexia? by Angela Weeks

Literacy Intervention Programs

An intensive intervention program by Angela Weeks

About Dyslexia in Schools

Dyslexia Friendly Schools: Improving Outcomes for Dyslexic Students in Schools Adapted from the British Dyslexia Association’s Dyslexia Friendly Schools Pack. For more information and to access the complete Dyslexia Friendly Schools Pack Click Here.

HELP ME TO HELP THEM! Learning Difficulties within the classroom -- Dos & Don'ts by Andrea Waddell, Dip.T., E.C.E.

About Phonics

SPELD SA Longitudinal Study of the Effects on Reading and Spelling of a Synthetic Phonics and Systematic Spelling and Grammar Program, 2010-2011, Interim Report by Angela Weeks, Clinical Director, SPELD SA and Jill Ozols, Educational Consultant

Where to After Phonics? by Jan Polkinghorne

Phonemic Awareness For Literacy - How Can We Help Develop It? by Jan Polkinghorne

Visual Cues for Phonological Awareness by Jacqui Edwards

Getting off to a Good Start: Frequently Asked Questions about Structured Synthetic Phonics Programs by DSF Staff (Dyslexia SPELD foundation WA)

About Reading

Reading: Breaking Through the Barriers - A Discussion Guide By Catherine Abraham and Joyce Gram Celebrating the National Year of Reading in Australia. Permission to publish by MultiLit Pty Ltd, at no charge

Guessing words from context is not reading by Fay Tran

Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease Readability Score by Carol A. Bratt

Choosing the right books for beginning readers by Angela Weeks

Listening to those 'Home Readers' Part 1: General Pointers by Kirstie Wilson M. Ed (special needs)

Listening to those 'Home Readers' Part 2: Reading for Meaning: Reading the Print by Kirstie Wilson M. Ed (special needs)

Listening to those 'Home Readers' Part 3: Trouble shooting common problems by Kirstie Wilson M. Ed (special needs)

Repeated Readings Revisited by Angela Weeks, revised by Jan Polkinghorne Oct 08

Comprehension by Anne Bayetto

Spelling Activities that support Phonics by Jacqui Edwards

About Languague

Oral Language by Anne Bayetto

About Maths

Board Games Help With Maths At Home by Val Badham

Dyslexia and Maths by Anne Mitchell, Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre


Reprinted with the permission of Professor Doug Clarke, Director of Mathematics Teaching and Learning Centre, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Campus  

Dyscalculia: Action Plans for Successful Learning in Mathematics by Glynis Hannell Book Review by Angela Weeks

About Electonic Whiteboards

Point to the picture that starts with “mm” by Jan Polkinghorne

About Technology

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

Don't Get Caught in the App Trap by Sandy Russo

FAQ about Assistive Technologies: things to consider before you invest into technologies that might not be what you need by Sandy Russo

Dyslexia: Adapting to New Employment by Haydon Aldersey

About the C-Pen Reader by Sandy Russo

About Hearing

Childhood Conductive hearing loss by Trish O'Loughlin

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