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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 Reading 118AA
      • 9 Feb 18
      • Talk for Reading The Talk for Reading day will explore how to raise standards in reading by providing some practical comprehension strategies and whole school systems that work. We will draw upon methods and strategies used in schools in England that, despite being in areas of high social deprivation, scored very highly in England’s new […]

      • Talk for Writing: Greater Depth Writing 118AB
      • 12 Feb 18
      • How do you teach and guide children to develop as independent, imaginative writers to a greater depth? This day will explore the notion of ‘reading as a writer’ so children learn to draw upon great literature and well-crafted models as a resource for their own independent writing. A key focus of the day will be […]

      • Talk for Writing 2 day workshop 118G
      • 15 Feb 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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