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.
    NB: During COVID-19 restrictions, SPELD NZ has permission from NZQA to run 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:

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

    Please note, while COVID-19 restrictions are in place, our ISLD courses will run online.
Please register your interest at
northern@speld.org.nz

AUCKLAND

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

Dates TBC
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

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

CROMWELL

29 & 30 October
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
More details and the enrolment form available here.
or email southern@speld.org.nz

CHRISTCHURCH

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

21 & 22 August
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

3 & 4 September TBC
More details and the enrolment form available here.
For course inquiries, please call 0800 773 536
or email central@speld.org.nz 

TIMARU

Dates TBC
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

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

HAWKE’S BAY

Dates TBC
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

Dates 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.