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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

      • Maths: Battling with the Basic Facts
      • 29 Aug 17
      • In this session Paul will present all the components of a coherent plan for developing basic number facts. One component of learning basic number facts is disposition so throughout the session Paul will share activities and games to help students develop their basic fact knowledge. As basic number facts are taught in years 1 to […]

      • Word Aware 217WA
      • 31 Aug 17
      • Developing a strong vocabulary is essential if children are to become successful literacy learners. Word Aware is a whole school approach which promotes vocabulary development. It is an evidence-based program which provides a structured process to help support vocabulary enrichment in all students and particularly for students with special educational needs and children with English […]

      • Writing Well-Constructed Sentences 217G
      • 1 Sep 17
      • Writing Well-Constructed Sentences: Essential Teaching Strategies Many students struggle to get their thoughts down in writing and frequently these difficulties are compounded by inadequate oral and written expression skills at the sentence level. In this workshop, speech pathologist Jenny Baker will explore the components of a well-constructed sentence and describe a range of effective teaching […]


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