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

      • Understanding Learning Difficulties - 219BC
      • 13 Nov 19
      • 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. […]

      • Sounds-Write: A High Quality Evidence-Based Phonics Program 4 Day Workshop 219AR
      • 14 Nov 19
      • * This is a 4 day workshop is held on Thur 14th, Fri 15th, Thur 21st & Fri 22nd November 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, […]

      • Talk for Writing: Open Day at Yanchep Beach Primary School 219YB2
      • 15 Nov 19
      • Talk For Writing School Open Day – Yanchep Beach Primary School: Over the past three years, Yanchep Beach Primary School has successfully implemented Talk For Writing as a whole school approach. In this half-day session, teachers trained in the T4W approach will have the opportunity to visit Yanchep Beach Primary School to see first-hand how […]

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