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Sounds-Write Training

Sounds-Write Practitioner Training

SPELD SA’s qualified Sounds-Write trainer can deliver Practitioner Training to your school or organisation, or as an individual at one of the SPELD SA in-house training courses.

What is Sounds-Write?

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing.

The 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 practice that is grounded in physical, concrete experience of the skills and conceptual understanding that students need to assimilate.

Sounds-Write is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and also offers fast and highly effective intervention for children at all year levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling from Year 3 onward.

About the Training

At SPELD SA we offer the Sounds-Write course via online or face-to-face.

  • The face-to-face course will be delivered over four days. The course capacity is capped at 24 people to ensure the best delivery of this intensive program.
  • Online is a 6-week self-paced training equivalent to the four days.

Please note that courses include an assessment component in order to receive a pass.

How much will it cost?

The fee of $1089 (inc GST) per person includes the Sounds-Write UK licence fee and resources, including free access to the comprehensive online practitioners' portal once trained.

When delivered at regional sites, travel charges will be in addition to the training fee. For in-school training, complete this form to get a quote.

Individual learning in a SPELD SA Training Course

Advance notice of these training sessions, and pricing can be seen on the SPELD SA Workshops and Events page. Participants will be provided with all resources required to use the program with students in their setting. On completion of the face-to-face training, participants can consolidate their learning by completing a self-directed assignment in the month following the training.

The individual training also provides an opportunity for schools or professionals who are considering the Sounds-Write program for their site, to register a colleague to get an understanding of how the program works. Completion of the training does not allow for teaching the program to other staff or practitioners and course materials cannot be shared.

Professional Learning for your school or organisation on quote

You will be able to host a training program in Sounds-Write at your premises, with a fully qualified Sounds-Write Trainer, including 26 hours of professional development, assignment marking, and Sounds-Write manual and resources for each participant.

A minimum of 10 participants is required for off-site training. Smaller groups could partner with another organisation or school and share the costs to make it more affordable.

We can provide flexible options for the face-to-face training times as follows:

  • 2 x 2 consecutive days over 2 weeks
  • One 4-day block (can be run in school holidays)
  • 4 single days over 4 weeks (by negotiation with trainer)

NEW SPELD SA Phonic Book Series

View our NEW SPELD SA Phonic Book Series which reflects the scope and sequence of the Sounds-Write

SPELD SA is a not-for-profit organisation providing advice and services to children and adults with specific learning difficulties and those who care for, teach, and work with them.

For over 50 years we have been delivering a range of services to the community including educational training, parent workshops, educational consultations, psychological assessments, tutoring, literacy intervention programs and extensive resources through our library and bookshop.

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