Meeting the learning needs of those with Specific Learning Disabilities.
To build a strong organisation to effectively advocate, assess, teach and promote best practice.
The Treaty of Waitangi
SPELD NZ honours the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
SPELD NZ demonstrates respect by:
- treating all members of SPELD NZ (office bearers; staff, professional and regular members; people receiving our services) with respect;
- treating all SPELD NZ stakeholders and others working in the education and SLD/dyslexia field with respect;
- communicating and speaking to each other with mutual respect
SPELD NZ demonstrates professionalism by:
- using best practice as the norm in governance and management practice;
- striving for excellence in the training, ongoing professional development and registration of teachers, assessors and directors;
- Professional Members taking personal responsibility for their professional development and registration.
SPELD NZ demonstrates equity by:
- acknowledging the diversity in society and within our organisation and embracing others who are different from ourselves;
- being responsive to the needs of all members within the financial restraints of our organisation;
- treating all people fairly.
SPELD NZ demonstrates integrity by:
- being committed to ethical behaviour in all situations;
- acting with honesty and truthfulness;
- speaking out for what we believe in and listening to the views of others;
- acknowledging any mistakes and taking all possible steps to correct matters.
SPELD NZ demonstrates a commitment to creating opportunity by:
- providing services to enable those with SLD/dyslexia to reach their potential
- advocating for changes in educational practices which will improve the experience and outcomes for those with SLD/dyslexia.