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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

      • Talk for Writing Master Class Non-Fiction Workshop 217W
      • 27 Oct 17
      • Transforming poor writers into outstanding writers Developing students’ non-fiction writing skills is critical if they are to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of subjects across the curriculum. In order to be successful, students need to tune in to the language of non-fiction, and the Talk for Writing approach is ideal for this purpose. This workshop […]

      • Dyslexia - Defining Features and Effective Strategies 217AN
      • 30 Oct 17
      • Dyslexia (a Specific Learning Disability in Reading) is characterised by a significant difficulty with reading and spelling. These difficulties are unexpected in relation to a child’s age, level of schooling and other abilities. Individuals with Dyslexia also typically fail to respond adequately to structured intervention. This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the […]

      • Talk for Writing: The Early Years 217AE
      • 1 Nov 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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