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: Open Day at Yanchep Beach Primary School 118YB2
      • 23 Mar 18
      • Talk For Writing School Open Day – Yanchep Beach Primary School: Over the past three years, Yanchep Beach Primary School has successfully implemented Talk For Writing as a whole school approach. In this half-day session, teachers trained in the T4W approach will have the opportunity to visit Yanchep Beach Primary School to see first-hand how […]

      • Word Aware: teaching vocabulary in the early years 118AJ
      • 26 Mar 18
      • Many children begin school without the vocabulary required to access learning. Unless addressed early, what starts off as a word gap becomes a gulf in overall academic achievement. Well developed vocabulary is required to: • Understand maths and science concepts • Develop the foundations for reading • Succeed academically and in life Word Aware is […]

      • A Whole School Approach to Literacy using Jolly Learning workshop 2: Years 1 to 5 118W-2
      • 29 Mar 18
      • Jolly Learning includes both the Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar programs which provide a thorough foundation for reading and writing. This half-day workshop provides teachers with an overview of how to deliver effective instruction in phonics, spelling and grammar using Jolly Learning in Years 1 to 5. This systematic program adopts a cumulative approach that […]

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