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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

      • Dyslexia Awareness Week: Free Assistive Technology Workshop 218DA2
      • 1 Oct 18
      • Microsoft Learning Consultant Steven Payne will present this session for parents and carers of children with learning difficulties.  Teenagers and adults with dyslexia and/or dysgraphia are also encouraged to attend. The session will focus on how Microsoft’s Learning Tools can improve accessibility for individuals with reading and writing difficulties through inbuilt functions such as Immersive […]

      • Talk for Writing: The Early Years 218AC
      • 2 Oct 18
      • This one day workshop offers Kindergarten and Pre-Primary teachers an overview of Talk for Writing in the early years. Talk for Writing is an exceptionally effective instructional approach for both oral language and early writing development. The workshop provides practical opportunities for hands-on participation in the implementation of the program. This workshop covers: – The […]

      • Talk for Writing 2 day workshop 218AB
      • 4 Oct 18
      • 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 […]


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