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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 Reading Masterclass 218AI
      • 17 Oct 18
      • The reading that you do feeds your writing.  This training day looks at the importance of teaching reading within the Talk for Writing process.  It will cover strategies to teach vocabulary consistently and explicitly and then move into the strategic teaching of reading comprehension skills.  Finally, it will explore a variety of ideas for building […]

      • Talk for Writing: The Early Years 218AR
      • 24 Oct 18
      • 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 […]

      • Understanding Learning Difficulties 218AM
      • 26 Oct 18
      • In this practical full-day workshop the DSF Learning Difficulties Guide will be reviewed and effective ways to make use of it explored. Successful strategies for assisting students with developmental learning disorders, such as dyslexia, will be identified. The Guide includes a wealth of valuable information and a comprehensive overview of evidence-based remediation and accommodation strategies. […]


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