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 3.30pm and includes a lunch break.
  • 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:

NB:  Become a Friend member for $40 (tax deductible) and receive a $100 enrolment discount plus our magazine and other benefits.
AUCKLAND

27 & 28 February
More details and the enrolment form available here.
18 & 19 June
More details and the enrolment form available here.
20 & 21 August
19 & 20 November

Scholarships may be available for classroom teachers.
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email northern@speld.org.nz

DUNEDIN

19 & 20 March

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

HAMILTON

26 & 27 March
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
More details and the enrolment form available here.
or email northern@speld.org.nz

CROMWELL

26 & 27 March
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
More details and the enrolment form available here.
or email southern@speld.org.nz

CHRISTCHURCH

27 & 28 February
More details and the enrolment form available here.
6 & 7 August
More details and the enrolment form available here.
29 & 30 October
More details and the enrolment form available here.

Scholarships may be available for classroom teachers.
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email southern@speld.org.nz

GISBORNE

7 & 8 August

Scholarships may be available for classroom teachers.
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email central@speld.org.nz

TARANAKI

6 & 7 November
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email central@speld.org.nz

WELLINGTON/KAPITI

22 & 23 May

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

NELSON

28 & 29 May

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

TIMARU

7 & 8 May

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

KERIKERI

4 & 5 June

Scholarships may be available for classroom teachers.
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536

or email northern@speld.org.nz

HAWKE’S BAY

12 & 19 June

Scholarships may be available for classroom teachers.
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

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

ROTORUA OR TAURANGA

1 & 2 May TBC
Scholarships may be available for classroom teachers.
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email northern@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.