Free Information Evenings

DSF regularly runs a free information session on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January). These free presentations are designed for parents and professionals interested in the area of literacy-learning difficulties and learning disabilities and provide some preliminary answers to the following questions:

  • What does current research tell us about reading acquisition?
  • Why do some children struggle with reading and writing?
  • What is a learning disability?
  • What is dyslexia?
  • What are the causes?
  • What can we do about it?
  • How important is the school / home partnership?
The first Wednesday of every month (apart from January)
Venue: DSF Literacy & Clinical Services building located at 10 Broome Street (enter from Douglas Avenue), South Perth.
7.00pm – 8.30pm
Presenters:   DSF psychologists/speech pathologists with specialist knowledge in the field of learning difficulties and disabilities (including dyslexia).

Professional Learning

DSF staff currently offer several professional learning sessions that are suitable for adults who are interested in learning more about learning difficulties and learning disorders.  

Information regarding future professional learning courses can be found on our PL Calendar.

More Information

AUSPELD ( is the federation of SPELD associations and this website provides information about the various SPELD offices located around Australia. Currently there are SPELD offices located in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

The Australian Disability Clearinghouse for Education and Training (ADCET) ( is a website designed to provide information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.

Dear Dyslexic ( is a foundation created to share the stories of adults with dyslexia. Dear Dyslexic offers a number of resources to assist older students and adults.
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