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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 for Tier 3 (remediation) Students 219AD
      • 25 Sep 19
      • Talk for Writing is a unique process that uses spoken activities to develop writing skills. Quality writing is created by first expanding and developing students’ oral language skills and then teaching the necessary steps for exceptional sentence, paragraph and text construction. The TfW approach was originally designed to be implemented at a whole school level, […]

      • Sounds-Write: A High Quality Evidence-Based Phonics Program 4 Day Workshop 219D
      • 7 Oct 19
      • 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 of which are strongly recommended for teaching children to read and spell. It places emphasis on providing […]

      • Clever Kids For Students in Years 3 & 4 119CK2
      • Clever Kids For Students in Years 3 & 4 119CK2
      • 7 Oct 19
      • Clever Kids : Building resilience and self-esteem in Year 3/4 students with dyslexia Clever Kids is a program designed to help students develop positive coping strategies in relation to their learning difficulty. Participation in the group also allows students to share their experiences with others, feel validated, acknowledged and supported. Facilitators: Katrina Farrant and Jennifer […]


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