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

      • Sounds-Write: A High Quality Evidence-Based Phonics Program 4 Day Workshop 118R
      • 28 May 18
      • * Run over 4 days – Monday 28, Tuesday 29, Thursday 31 May and Friday 1 June. 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, sequential and explicit; all […]

      • Talk for Writing: Open Day at Yanchep Beach Primary School 118YB3
      • 30 May 18
      • 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 […]

      • Talk for Writing 2 day workshop 118AV-2
      • 6 Jun 18
      • This two day workshop is run over two weeks on 6 & 13 June 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 […]

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