SPELD ENDORSED RESOURCES
We have collected some fantastic Australian free and low cost resources here. The links below are the place to start your research into Specific Learning Disorders. If you have any questions about any of these resources please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 051 533.
LOW COST RESOURCES:
"Celia and Nonna" story book
Celia and Nonna is a significant and heart-warming picture book about the special bond between children and grandparents - and what happens when life changes. Grandparents ageing is a universal experience, yet it is rarely told in picture book form. In this story, young Celia finds a delightful and positive way to navigate this confusing time. This book is printed in Open Dyslexic Font, making it easier to read for people with dyslexia.
The book can be purchased via the link below:
Helping your Child to Read by Karen Starkiss $10
LDA is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching practices based on scientific research
1. For free, evidence based resources on Phonics teaching visit SPELD SA
2. For free, research based one page fact sheets on interventions and conditions visit the Macquarie University Special Education Centre
3. For great FAQ’s and frequently updated free resources visit Dyslexia Support Services:
4. For free Online Professional Development
Supporting Children with Difficulties in Reading and Writing, is being offered jointly by the University of London, UCL Institute of Education and Dyslexia International, as part of the MOOC program (Massive Online Open Course).
About this Course
This course is for teachers to learn why some children have so much difficulty with reading and writing, often called 'dyslexia', and to learn more about best practice in teaching literacy to all in light of recent scientific discoveries. Participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes
For further information and to register click here.
5. Debbie Hepplewhite's Online Synthetic Phonic Training Course
The course is about very focused (core) phonics knowledge and practice introduced incrementally (systematically), for both teaching and learning purposes, alongside high-quality incidental (that is, non-systematic) phonics teaching and learning provided in simple ways as the opportunity arises.
For further information click here
6. SPELD's fact sheets
SPELD has a range of fact sheets and we will continue to develop more. click here see our current range.
7. Resources from MidKent College
"COMPLETE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH & MATHS IN EDUCATION & BEYOND"
8. Practical literacy and math skills for adults.