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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

      • Building Self Esteem and Resilience - Parent Workshop 217F-2
      • 26 Jul 17
      • A WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND DISABILITIES Research indicates that for a child with a learning difficulty or disability their self-esteem and ability to “bounce back” from challenges is just as important (if not more important) to their future success as the remediation they receive. This workshop focuses on giving parents […]

      • Talk for Writing (Day 1 of 2 day workshop) 217E-2
      • 28 Jul 17
      • This two day workshop (run over two weeks – Day 2 on Friday 11th August) 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 […]

      • Talk for Writing: The Early Years 217B-2
      • 1 Aug 17
      • This one day workshop offers Kindergarten and Pre-Primary teachers an overview of Talk for Writing in the early years. Talk for Writing is an exceptionally effective instructional approach for both oral language and early writing development. The workshop provides practical opportunities for hands-on participation in the implementation of the program. This workshop covers: – The […]


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