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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 2 day workshop 218Q
      • 15 Aug 18
      • * This 2 day workshop is run on Wednesday 15th & 22nd August 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 […]

      • Sounds-Write: A High Quality Evidence-Based Phonics Program 4 Day Workshop 218K
      • 16 Aug 18
      • * 4 day workshop run over 2 weeks – 16, 17, 23 & 24 August 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 of which […]

      • Talk for Writing: Open Day at Challis Community Primary School 218CPS1
      • 28 Aug 18
      • Over the past three years, Challis Community Primary School has successfully implemented Talk for Writing across the school as their approach to teaching written expression. In this half-day session, teachers trained in the Talk for Writing approach will have the opportunity to visit Challis Community Primary School to see first-hand how it can be used […]


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