Resources

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 infoline@speldvic.org.au 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: 

http://www.readings.com.au/products/18837349/celia-and-nonna

Tracey Wood, Author of Overcoming Dyslexia for Dummies has a list of low cost WorkbooksPhonetically controlled reading books and Easy readers for teens and adults from as little as $5

Helping your Child to Read by Karen Starkiss $10

http://dyslexiasupportservices.com.au/shopping/helping_child_read.html

LDA is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching practices based on scientific research

https://www.ldaustralia.org/disabilities-and-dyslexia.html

FREE RESOURCES

1. For free, evidence based resources on Phonics teaching visit SPELD SA

http://www.speld-sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=126&Itemid=209

2. For free, research based one page fact sheets on interventions and conditions visit the Macquarie University Special Education Centre

http://www.musec.mq.edu.au/community_outreach/musec_briefings

3. For great FAQ’s and frequently updated free resources visit Dyslexia Support Services:

http://dyslexiasupportservices.com.au/education_services/resources_parents.html#fine_m

http://dyslexiasupportservices.com.au/dyslexia/dyslexia_faqs.html

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

Subtitles available in English
4-6 hours/week

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"

 

http://www.midkent.ac.uk/resource/english-maths/

8.  Practical literacy and math skills for adults.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0/

9. 

Strategies to help kids with LDs succeed in school -Ann Williams

 

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