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DSF Literacy and Clinical Services (The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA inc.) has provided vital support to West Australian children and adults with learning disabilities for over 40 years. It remains committed to improving the level of support provided to children and adults with learning disabilities and to the community’s understanding of specific learning disabilities, in particular dyslexia.

DSF continues to focus on ensuring that children and adults with learning disabilities are supported adequately and appropriately, and that all students are provided with the opportunity to achieve their potential. In addition it provides advice and support to families and educators on successful literacy acquisition, evidence-based practice, and the strategies most likely to improve literacy outcomes for all students. Our role includes supporting and advising students, adults and families directly, as well as indirectly through the support and advice provided at a school or employment level.

Upcoming Events

      • Morning Tea For Parents
      • 14 Aug 14
      • Please come along and join us for the second session in our on-going series of free parent morning teas.

        We are pleased to announce that Speech-Language Pathologist, Dr Julia Starling, has kindly offered up her time to come and speak about the nature and impact of language and literacy difficulties on children and adolescents’ development. She will cover the signs and symptoms of language and literacy difficulties, when parents should be concerned and who they should talk to about these concerns. Time will also be spent discussing strategies for support and useful resources.

        Julia has extensive clinical and research experience with populations of young people with language and literacy difficulties. She has recently completed postgraduate research targeting the nature and impact of, and interventions for, language impairment in adolescence. This has resulted in many national and international presentations and publications. She also maintains a private caseload of clients, mainly older school-aged children and adolescents, is implementing a teacher training program in Sydney, regularly lectures and continues an active involvement in research projects.

        Date: Thursday 14th August 2014
        Time: 10am – 11.30am
        Location: DSF Literacy & Clinical Services, 10 Broome St. SOUTH PERTH
        RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday 11th August, 2014 via email or phone

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