The name SPELD stands for...
SPecific Learning Difficulties Association of Victoria
SPELD Victoria Inc (SPELD) is a not-for-profit organisation providing information and services to children and adults with specific learning difficulties and those who care for, teach and work with them.
We aim to:
To increase community awareness of the nature, extent and consequences of the problems of those individuals who, despite their intellectual ability and adequate educational opportunity, fail to make satisfactory progress in one or more of the following areas: listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling, calculating and spatial relations.
To lobby politicians to provide the necessary support facilities and educational opportunities to enable children and adults with specific learning difficulties to realise their full potential.
To encourage tertiary institutions to provide thorough education as to the nature and remediation of specific learning difficulties in courses for teachers and other relevant professionals.
"As a parent of three children with some level of Dyslexia, I wanted to compliment SPELD on your new website. It is easy to navigate and the information is concise and clearly expressed. It is particularly gratifiying to find so much clear information that will be of help to parents...Thank you for making this resource available to parents, teachers and others trying to support kids with Dyslexia".
Parent - October 2012
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