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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 2 day workshop 119AJ
      • 27 Mar 19
      • This two day workshop 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 covers: • Planning, both for a unit of work, based on […]

      • Pre-Conference workshops for Parents
      • 3 Apr 19
      • These workshops are specifically designed for parents and carers to hear from two of the international experts presenting at the 2019 Language, Literacy and Learning Conference at a special pre-conference day of workshops. Carol Tolman Carol has a doctorate in educational psychology and has been a consultant at the state, district and school levels in […]

      • Literacy, Language and Learning Conference 2019
      • 4 Apr 19
      • In recognition that strong language skills and literacy development are crucial to the success of all students in education, DSF will bring together experts in the fields of language development, learning and literacy to further develop our understanding of how to best support the future educational development of all school-aged children. Our agenda is to […]


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