SPELD NZ is looking for a new fundraiser to join its friendly National Office team. This is a flexible position of around 30-40 hours a week, based in Auckland.
SPELD NZ has joined the call for a government inquiry into support for dyslexia and other neurodiversity.
Would you like a fulfilling job that makes a real difference in peoples’ lives? SPELD NZ is looking for a new administrator to join our friendly National Office team in Auckland.
Families are coming under immense stress: SPELD NZ Executive Officer Jeremy Drummond talks to Newsroom about the dilemma of an education system not designed to help the neurodiverse.
For more than 50 years, SPELD NZ has advocated for Structured Literacy in schools. Still confused as to what it’s all about? Here’s a ‘beginner’s guide’ and summary of why it’s so vital.
Moves are afoot to make the most of neurodiversity in the New Zealand workplace. Three big companies are backing a new certification programme they hope will change the world for neurodiverse employees.
“Now I don’t know my ABC” comprehensively explores our literacy crisis. However SPELD NZ is concerned that the report barely addresses the one thing that could have the greatest impact – Structured Literacy.
Tertiary educators are sending a strong message that plenty of support is available to those with specific learning disabilities.
A free webinar for SPELD NZ members 7pm – Tuesday 31 August 2021
Hear Aidan Milner’s inspiring story on how he has managed to overcome the challenges of severe dyslexia and dyscalculia.
In a SPELD NZ exclusive interview, we find out how working to overcome his dyslexia has helped drive shot putter Tom Walsh’s incredible success.
An insightful Radio New Zealand interview with SPELD NZ Teacher Eleanor Boyce.
The NZ Herald talks to Sir Richard Branson and SPELD NZ.
Every child needs to know that they can count on unconditional support from their parents. This is especially important for children who struggle to learn.
Good news for dyslexic tertiary students – moves are underway to better support their learning needs. SPELD NZ is on the working party set up by the Tertiary Education Commission to help make this happen.
SPELD NZ is calling for a sea change in the way literacy is taught in New Zealand schools.
What we know, what needs fixing and what we should prioritise. Here’s the report by Professor Stuart McNaughton, chief science advisor to the Ministry of Education, and SPELD NZ’s response.
SPELD NZ is pleased to see major changes to the Ministry of Education’s Dyslexia and Learning Guide. SPELD NZ had a significant role in the consultation process. We believe this is a big step forward for dyslexic learners in the classroom.
APD can be an underlying cause of learning difficulty. (Many people with APD are also dyslexic.) The good news is APD is very treatable and we now have guidelines on how to screen, assess and manage it.
Research has shown that reading is not a natural process, and it’s not a guessing game. Written language is a code.
RNZ National interview: Are our teachers adequately trained for students with learning difficulties?
For those who missed it, here’s literacy expert, Professor Pamela Snow’s interview on Radio New Zealand’s Nine To Noon programme.
SPELD NZ has been a strong advocate for change for many years and hopes to play a key advisory role. Here’s our formal submission to what the Government has announced so far.
We are delighted that NZQA has again awarded SPELD NZ the best rating possible as a Category 1 provider – a ‘Highly Confident’ approval.
Here’s a fabulous interview on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon programme explaining what’s going on and what you can do to help.
A group of Year 13 students at Tauranga Girls’ College has invented a device to help those with dyslexia – and they’re ecstatic about the attention it’s getting.
Ex SPELD NZ student 18-year-old Madison Sykes is the inventor of the iBrite reading aid and CEO of the Brite company behind it.
In 2012, a documentary about SPELD NZ featured on TV3 in the Open Door series.
Some heart breaking stories came through at the parliamentary inquiry.
In case you missed it, here’s a chance to listen to SPELD NZ’s interview on Radio New Zealand National.
Congratulations to Kapiti College students for making a thought-provoking documentary on dyslexia.