SPELD NZ offers an NZQA-approved Level 5 programme, assessor training and professional development for teachers, special educational needs coordinators (SENCO), Learning Support Coordinators, teacher aides, families and caregivers. We also host conferences and from time-to-time run community presentations and parent information evenings.

SPELD NZ was rated Highly Confident in our latest NZQA Review.
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Kōwae ako/Learning Capsules

These stand-alone, evidence-based Kōwae ako involve approximately six hours of self-driven, online learning on a variety of topics.

Ideal for educators seeking greater knowledge on individual topics such as phonemic and phonological awareness.

Kōwae ako / Learning Capsules

SPELD NZ Introduction to Specific Learning Disabilities

Are you concerned about your child’s learning journey? Are you a teacher/teacher-aide working with a child who is bright but not achieving? Are you taking on a new role as a Learning Support Coordinator? This course is for you and anyone else with limited knowledge on specific learning disabilities (SLD) such as dyslexia.

NZQA-approved NZ Certificate in Teaching Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities

People with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities often suffer years of failure and despondency at school. You could be the one to nurture them to success.

SPELD NZ Assessor Training

SPELD NZ Assessor training focuses on the administration and interpretation of the Woodcock-Johnson test batteries. It’s aimed at those likely to get the required NZCER Level C grading after course completion.

Personal Stories

Find out how SPELD NZ has helped both children and adults overcome their struggles with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities.

Aidan at work

Dyslexia in the Workplace

New employee, Aidan Milner, recommends total honesty and not shying away from support to level the playing field.

Deciphering Me

For Summer Riley, a diagnostic assessment lifted a huge emotional toll and enables access to extra support at university.

Giving Back

Former SPELD NZ student Tadhg Norgrove is poised to become a clinical psychologist and help others who struggle with life.

Proud to be Different

Indie-pop sensation Benee embraces her dyslexia and the difference it brings.