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Support for Adults with Learning Difficulties

If you experienced learning difficulties at school you may still want support as an adult to help you in your job or when undertaking further learning or training. Adults with learning difficulties may continue to find that reading, spelling or writing difficulties can affect the ease at which they can complete everyday tasks at home, during study and in the workplace.

Have a look at the services and resources below to see what suits you.

University and TAFE SA

Provisions or adjustments are made available for students at all levels of education during the course of their studies.

Literacy program for older students 8 to Adult

The Intensive Literacy Program includes the phonics, grammar and punctuation skills included in a standard R-3 syllabus, with texts selected for older students, aged 8 to adult. Each module has an instructor handbook and a student workbook. A placement test has been designed to help instructors determine a student’s starting module. The program can be used on a one-to-one basis or with a group for wave 2 and 3 intervention.

Psychological Assessment

A psychological assessment can help identify individual learning strengths and weaknesses to find out if an identifiable learning difficulty exists. A psychological assessments through SPELD SA can be completed for adults up to the age of 24 years and 11 months.

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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