SPELD SA provides free online resources to help with literacy and numeracy teaching and ideas to help those with specific learning difficulties. The resources have been designed to be easy to use and accessible to teachers, parents, teacher aides or anyone who is wanting to help a person with a specific learning difficulty, like dyslexia. If you find these resources useful consider becoming a member or making a donation to help fund our next project.

Specific Learning Difficulties

  • Understanding Learning Difficulty Guide – (for parents). Teachers can access a free teacher's version of this guide through their sector's Scootle site.
  • Dyslexia Checklists – Checklists for you to use to determine if a young child, primary aged student, high school student or an adult is at risk of dyslexia.
  • How to help in the classroom - How to help students with dyslexia in the classroom.
  • Dyslexia: Mason's Story - A child's perspective about having dyslexia. A book that will help dyslexic children understand their difficulty, so that they don't feel alone.
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month - Each October is dyslexia awareness month throughout the world. During this month we highlight ways that you can help support students and adults with dyslexia.

      2019 - Click below for colouring sheets that can help you start the conversation about how some students struggle with reading and writing

      Sant the ant colouring sheet and Reading with audio books colouring sheet

Literacy Resources

Oral Language

  • Let’s Talk Oral Language Cards – cards to encourage oral language development
  • Vocabulary Scope and Sequence Chart – At each year level, there are lists of subject-based words and space for teachers to record the vocabulary they will teach for specific units of inquiry. Thanks to Blaxcell Street Public School for allowing us to publish this chart.

Phonemic Awareness

  • Phonemic Awareness Tasks – tasks designed to help students hear the sounds of English and development letter-sound correlation

Reading and Writing with Phonics

Phonic Books in Libraries SA

  • Public Library OneCard Network – A full list of phonic books available through the Public Library OneCard Network in South Australia, a SPELD SA, Cops for Kids and Lions Club initiative.

Assessment Tools


Math Resources

  • Maths Bytes – strategies and games to help with maths

Good Teaching Practices 

Other Online Resources

SPELD SA is generously supported by

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SPELD SA would like to acknowledge the support of the Douglas Whiting Trust in the development of this website.

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