SPELD Professional Development

SPELD Victoria’s purpose is to assist the estimated 5-10% of all Victorians with Specific Learning Difficulties to achieve their full learning potential. We achieve this through the provision of direct service delivery, information, advocacy and awareness raising amongst the wider Victorian community. Professional Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) Individual [...]

By |2021-02-03T04:35:03+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Professional development|0 Comments

Kate deBruin – Using Universal Design Principles to Support Every Student

Dr Kate de Bruin: Using universal design principles to support learning, participation and progress for every student Universal design principles Barrier identification Designing for the 'edges' A practical example View video here Learning Difficulties Australia is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching [...]

By |2020-10-11T23:58:29+00:00October 11th, 2020|Webinars|0 Comments

Dr Kate Jacobs: School-based reasonable adjustments & the VCAA Special Examinations Arrangements

Dr Kate Jacobs: School-based reasonable adjustments & the VCAA Special Examinations Arrangements. Kate Jacobs' presents a practical demonstration of how to cater for Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) and the VCAA Special Examination Arrangements (SEA) Applications. Uploaded with permission. View here. Learning Difficulties Australia is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to [...]

By |2020-10-11T23:57:44+00:00October 11th, 2020|Webinars|0 Comments

Reading Instruction for Secondary Grade Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Focus on Comprehension

LDA is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching practices based on scientific research. Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) in secondary school settings often have deficient reading skills. This article focuses on two instructional practices for improving the [...]

By |2020-10-11T23:07:19+00:00October 11th, 2020|Articles, Research|0 Comments

Dear Dyslexic Foundation – National Disability Strategy position paper

Your Voice should be heard! DDF will be submitting a paper commenting on the new National Disability Strategy position paper (the position paper). The new National Disability Strategy will be building and improving on the current Strategy. This includes commitments to better public reporting to show whether outcomes for people [...]

By |2020-10-05T02:38:25+00:00October 5th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Social and Economic Costs of ADHD in Australia

Report prepared for the Australian ADHD Professionals Association Key findings ADHD affects approximately 281,200 children and adolescents (aged 0-19) and 533,300 adults (aged 20+) in Australia. The total cost of ADHD in Australia in 2019 is $20.42 billion, which includes financial costs of $12.83 billion and wellbeing losses of $7.59 [...]

By |2020-10-02T03:25:19+00:00October 1st, 2020|Research|0 Comments

Recommended digital application tools for engaging students with disability or learning difficulties

This article has been written to help Teachers and Education Support facilitators navigate a range of tools and applications to enhance universal design learning for students with disability or those experiencing learning difficulties. CONTEXT NOTE: For all device considerations and what to use in which environment the facilitator has to [...]

By |2020-10-06T23:31:39+00:00September 7th, 2020|Resources|0 Comments