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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

      • Letters & Sounds - Effective Whole School Literacy Instruction 119L
      • 18 Feb 19
      • The Letters and Sounds program effectively targets the development of oral language, reading, spelling and written expression in the early years in addition to providing an excellent structure for remediation in upper primary and beyond. It aligns with the achievement standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum (English) and has been shown to significantly improve whole-school […]

      • Sounds-Write: A High Quality Evidence-Based Phonics Program 4 Day Workshop 119U
      • 21 Feb 19
      • * This is a 4 day workshop and runs on 21st, 22nd February and 7th and 8th March 2019 Sounds-Write is an evidence-based phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing. This four day intensive course offers an instructional method that is structured, cumulative, sequential and […]

      • Effective Communication with your child's School 119S
      • 25 Feb 19
      • Parents know their children best and can be powerful advocates for ensuring their child’s needs are adequately met within the classroom. This workshop also focuses on developing a document that clearly summarises the important information a school needs to know about each child with a learning difficulty or disability. The Presenter will guide parents through […]


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