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Professional Services and Training

SPELD SA provides specialised services in the areas of specific learning difficulties, good teaching practice and parent education.

Our Educational Consultants delivering these services have years of experience in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy, and Specific Learning Difficulties.


SPELD SA is a preferred supplier of literacy and numeracy professional learning services to the South Australian Department for Education. Schools and organisations that are SPELD SA members have access to a range of services, including discounted workshops and events.


View our most popular workshops below:


Sounds-Write program

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. For more information about this training click here.


Implementing DIBELS 8th Assessments

DIBELS 8th Edition is a set of short fluency measures that can be used for universal screening, benchmark assessment, and progress monitoring of reading skills from Reception to Year 8. The full day (6 hour) workshop covers an introduction to the assessments, administration and scoring, recording data, and informing practice, with opportunities for practice.


NEW - UFLI Foundations program

Developed by Dr. Holly Lane and Dr. Valentina Contesse of the University of Florida Literacy Institute, and facilitated by SPELD SA, this full-day workshop will provide an overview of this highly effective program, guide you through an in-depth exploration of each lesson step, and share recommendations for progress monitoring and differentiation. For more information about this training click here.


Request these workshops at your school or book into a workshop at SPELD SA.

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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