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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

      • Free Event: Magic Boxes - Listening for sounds; looking for patterns 219V
      • 25 Jul 19
      • ‘Magic Boxes’ is a structured, sequential and highly effective spelling program designed to take children from the early stages of spelling through to a knowledge of English morphology and etymology. Successfully trialled in Western Australia, the students and teachers using the program have both enjoyed the activities and been surprised by the significant improvements achieved. […]

      • Term 3 Becoming a Word Detective and Writing Wizard - Students in Year 3/4
      • Term 3 Becoming a Word Detective and Writing Wizard - Students in Year 3/4
      • 29 Jul 19
      • Reading and writing is a juggling act – to perform well, students need strong vocabulary knowledge, good spelling skills, firm understanding of grammar and the ability to organise their ideas logically. As a result, some students struggle to become successful readers and writers – even when they have wonderful ideas! DSF is offering a series […]

      • Term 3 Becoming a Word Detective and Writing Wizard - Students in Year 5/6
      • Term 3 Becoming a Word Detective and Writing Wizard - Students in Year 5/6
      • 30 Jul 19
      • Reading and writing is a juggling act – to perform well, students need strong vocabulary knowledge, good spelling skills, firm understanding of grammar and the ability to organise their ideas logically. As a result, some students struggle to become successful readers and writers – even when they have wonderful ideas! DSF is offering a series […]


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