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Dyslexic son inspires mother to help other children

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 9:09 am | Speld

From the moment Ali Fullick's son Callum started school, she saw his thirst for life and his outgoing personality diminish. "I would pick him up from school, and his face would be like thunder. He would come home angry, frustrated and would not ... More >>

Time For A Sea Change In Teaching Literacy

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 2:37 pm | Speld

SPELD NZ is calling for a sea change in the way literacy is taught in New Zealand schools.  The Ministry of Education’s Chief Scientific Advisor recently had a golden opportunity to recommend evidence-based programmes that reflect the ... More >>

Dyslexia Awareness Week 1-7 October 2018

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:01 pm | Speld

Aidan Milner is one of the lucky ones. He has severe dyslexia and dyscalculia – massive struggles with reading, writing and maths. Yet he has managed to graduate with a Masters Degree in Geology and now works as an engineering geologist – a ... More >>

SPELD NZ response to findings of parliamentary inquiry

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 1:04 pm | Speld

SPELD NZ response to findings of parliamentary inquiry into dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism spectrum disorders More >>

Speld NZ Challenges Claim That Dyslexia Label is Harmful

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 8:09 pm | Speld

A controversial author’s claim that the term dyslexia should be abandoned is disappointing and misleading. That’s the view of SPELD NZ, a not-for-profit organisation that has assisted people with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities for the ... More >>

Early Support the Key for “Troubled” Teens

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:59 pm | Speld

“Troubled” teen behaviour in the classroom could be significantly reduced by early, specialised, academic support, according to SPELD NZ. More >>

Vast Improvements Possible for Children with Dyslexia

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 10:39 am | Speld

Specialised, early intervention can significantly boost success at school for a child with dyslexia, according to research findings. More >>

Expertise Needed to Deal with Learning Differences

Monday, 3 February 2014, 3:15 pm | Speld

Government plans to invest millions more into school leadership to lift under-achievement has been welcomed by SPELD NZ. However SPELD NZ’s Chairperson, Marion Fairbrass, says expertise in students’ learning differences would be the key game changer. More >>

Dyslexia champions recognised at Business Excellence Awards

Monday, 31 October 2011, 3:04 pm | Speld

SPELD Mana’s success in helping dyslexic children and their families was recognised on Friday night (28 October) at this year’s Westpac Porirua City Business Excellence Awards. President Bev Boys says it was an absolute honour to receive the Education ... More >>

Make a Difference to Life and Dyslexia

Sunday, 7 August 2011, 6:05 pm | Speld

Some adults have Specific Learning Disabilities, some children have them, and some of my friends have them. More >>

Dyslexia and Learning Disability Conference

Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 1:15 pm | Speld

Tickets are available now for the SPELD NZ dyslexia and specific learning disability conference 2010 being held at the Langham Hotel, Auckland from 8 to 10 October. The theme of this year’s conference is developing successful Strategies in Schools ... More >>

Learning difficulties and gifted children

Tuesday, 26 May 2009, 9:17 am | Speld

It is often assumed that children with learning difficulties are slow but one in six of the gifted population suffers from hidden learning difficulties according to the keynote speaker at this year’s speld conference in New Plymouth in June. More >>