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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 Master Class: Non-Fiction across the Curriculum 218AS
      • 21 Nov 18
      • Transforming poor writers into outstanding writers Developing students’ non-fiction writing skills is critical if they are to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of subjects across the curriculum. In order to be successful, students need to tune in to the language of non-fiction, and the Talk for Writing approach is ideal for this purpose. This workshop […]

      • Building Self-Esteem and Resilience: Parent Workshop 218AD
      • 27 Nov 18
      • A WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND DISABILITIES. Research indicates that for a child with a learning difficulty or disability their self-esteem and ability to “bounce back” from challenges is just as important (if not more important) to their future success as the remediation they receive. This workshop focuses on giving parents […]

      • Supporting Numeracy Development for all Children: An introduction to Dyscalculia 218AT
      • 28 Nov 18
      • Presented by independent education consultant and Singapore Maths Trainer, Judy Hornigold. An Introduction to Dyscalculia In this full – day interactive workshop, participants will learn about the key features and definition of Dyscalculia along with a number of effective identification and screening strategies for maths difficulties. Judy will also present a range of engaging and […]


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