Welcome

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

      • Little Learners Love Literacy workshop 217AR
      • 20 Nov 17
      • Little Learners Love Literacy is an explicit, multi-sensory literacy program and unique Australian resource designed to teach children the first steps of reading and spelling. It focuses on ‘phonemic awareness and alphabet knowledge’ giving children the skills they need to read, spell and write with confidence. In this workshop, the features and research that underpins […]

      • Sounds-Write: For Student Teachers/Speech Pathologists 4 Day Program 217AT
      • 27 Nov 17
      • This workshop runs for four days on 27th & 28th November and 4th & 5th December 2017. Sounds-Write is an evidence-based phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing. This four day intensive course offers an instructional method that is structured, cumulative, sequential and explicit; all […]

      • Understanding Learning Difficulties 217AO
      • 29 Nov 17
      • In this practical full-day workshop the DSF Learning Difficulties Guide will be reviewed and effective ways to make use of it explored. Successful strategies for assisting students with developmental learning disorders, such as dyslexia, will be identified. The Guide includes a wealth of valuable information and a comprehensive overview of evidence-based remediation and accommodation strategies. […]


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