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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

      • Talk for Writing for remote community school teachers 119F
      • 24 Jan 19
      • This workshop is for teachers currently working (or considering working) in remote community schools.  It addresses the use of Talk for Writing for both fiction and non-fiction and covers the following areas with specific reference to the unique educational needs of these students: • Planning, both for a unit of work, based on instructional needs […]

      • Talk for Writing 2 day workshop at the Boulevard 119E
      • 29 Jan 19
      • This two day workshop offers teachers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in the steps of this exceptionally effective instructional approach. The workshop addresses the use of Talk for Writing for both fiction and non-fiction and covers: • Planning, both for a unit of work, based on […]

      • Understanding Learning Difficulties 119T
      • 5 Feb 19
      • 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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