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Understanding Learning Difficulties: A six module online learning course from DSF

  DSF is pleased to announce the release of our Understanding Learning Difficulties e-learning course for teachers, school psychologists and speech pathologists. This comprehensive online course provides participants with access to current information on learning difficulties, learning disorders, the processing … Continue reading

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2019 Conference Keynotes Announced

The team at DSF are absolutely delighted to announce the six keynote speakers for the 2019 Language, Literacy and Learning Conference. All six speakers are exceptional – and the conference is shaping up to be an event not to be … Continue reading

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References for: Morphemes Matter (DSF Bulletin Vol. 53 – Spring 2017)

References for Article:  Morphemes Matter Publication: DSF Bulletin – Volume 53 – Spring 2017 Published: November 2017 Apel, K., & Henbest, V. S. (2016). Affix meaning knowledge in first through third grade students. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, … Continue reading

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‘My Dyslexic Journey’ provides insight into the challenges of Dyslexia

Hamish is a red-headed, flat-footed, dyslexic vegetarian.  At the time of writing his story he is a year 6 student who wanted to share his story with others, to show that getting diagnosed is the beginning of the journey, not … Continue reading

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Factors that Contribute to Successful Reading Comprehension

A compelling model of reading acquisition is that encapsulated in the ‘Simple View of Reading’ (Gough and Tunmer, 1986). This essentially describes the two central components of successful reading as being the capacity to read the words on the page … Continue reading

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Should we use a special font for children with reading difficulties?

Over the past few months, there has been renewed media interest in a unique font called Dyslexie that the promoters claim will improve the readability of text for both children and adults with dyslexia. The underlying rationale is that the … Continue reading

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Email Updates from DSF

DSF has introduced a more regular form of communication that will provide a brief snapshot of research developments, upcoming webinars and workshops, and frequently asked questions via email alert. Contributors will include Educational and Developmental Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, and specialist … Continue reading

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Understanding Learning Difficulties: Two practical guides from DSF

Understanding Learning Difficulties: A practical guide A comprehensive, evidence-based reference of strategies to assist students with learning difficulties. This booklet, in conjunction with the enclosed CD, is designed to provide principals, teachers and school psychologists throughout Australia, with a greater … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Jackie French; Senior Australian of the Year for 2015

The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation of WA (Inc.) extends congratulations and accolades to Jackie French for her well-deserved award of Senior Australian of the Year on Australia Day. Jackie has been a long term supporter of many of the State and Territory … Continue reading

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Special Presentation

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