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

      • Word Aware 118C
      • 26 Feb 18
      • Developing a strong vocabulary is essential if children are to become successful literacy learners.  Word Aware is a whole school approach which promotes vocabulary development.  It is an evidence-based program which provides a structured process to help support vocabulary enrichment in all students and particularly for students with special educational needs and children with English […]

      • A Whole School Approach To Literacy Using Jolly Learning 118W
      • 1 Mar 18
      • A WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH TO LITERACY USING JOLLY LEARNING WORKSHOP 1: KINDY AND PRE-PRIMARY Jolly Learning includes both the Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar programs which provide a thorough foundation for reading and writing. This workshop focuses on the critically important period of Kindergarten and Pre-Primary and aims to provide early years educators with a […]

      • Talk For Writing (High School - 1 Day) - 118AK
      • 2 Mar 18
      • Many high school students find the writing process to be extremely challenging. They may have a good understanding of a subject, but struggle to write in a way that clearly shows their understanding. For high school teachers, this is likely to be frustrating, because students are unable to show the knowledge they have been taught […]

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