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

Our Level 3 NZQA-approved ISLD course gives great insights into what it’s like to have an SLD and why SLD occurs. It also offers constructive, practical strategies to help these learners in the classroom and home.

  • This is a two-day course open to all. It runs from 9am to 4pm and includes a lunch break.
  • NB: SPELD NZ is also able to offer this course online.  Numbers are limited to 10 people per course so there is still plenty of opportunity for personal interaction and questions.   If you are interested in taking part in our online learning, please contact northern@speld.org.nz 
  • No prior qualifications are required to enrol. A certificate is issued on completion of the course requirements.
  • Earlybird Cost:  $200 per person for SPELD NZ members/ $300 for non members
  • Non Earlybird Cost:  $250 per person for SPELD NZ members/ $350 non members
  • Cost includes course notes and morning teas
  • SPELD NZ Friend membership costs $40.  To download a Friend membership form, click here
  • Friend members also receive our magazine and can attend SPELD NZ Professional Development and use SPELD NZ resource libraries
  • As SPELD NZ is a registered charity, the Friend membership fee is tax deductible.

“This was fantastic with loads of information to take home to my son’s school and my role as a teacher aide.”

Introductory Courses coming up in 2020:

  • Scholarships may be available to those with a teaching qualification and classroom experience.
  • Please note, we are also running ISLD courses online  in October and November.  Dates TBC. For all online course inquiries, please email northern@speld.org.nz
AUCKLAND

27 & 28 August  (NB:  This course is now full)
More details and the enrolment form available here

19 & 20 November (NB:  This course is now full)
More details and the enrolment form available here

For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email northern@speld.org.nz

HAMILTON

Dates:  29 & 30 October

For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
More details and the enrolment form available here.
or email northern@speld.org.nz

CHRISTCHURCH

29 & 30 October (NB:  This course is now full)
More details and the enrolment form available here.

For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email southern@speld.org.nz

TARANAKI

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 November

More details and the enrolment form available here.
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email central@speld.org.nz

WELLINGTON/KAPITI

21 & 22 August

More details and the enrolment form available here.
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email central@speld.org.nz 

NELSON

3 & 4 September Postponed until 2021

More details and the enrolment form available here.
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email central@speld.org.nz 

KERIKERI

Dates TBC

For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email northern@speld.org.nz

HAWKE’S BAY

11 & 12 September

More details and the enrolment form available here.
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email central@speld.org.nz

INVERCARGILL

17 & 18 September

More details and the enrolment form available here.
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email southern@speld.org.nz

 

There may be introductory courses in other regions during the year.  If you are interested in one for your area, do contact us as they may be run according to demand.