Latest News

World Class Reading & Spelling Training from the USA to SA!

Last week Dyslexia SA sponsored the airfare for Dr Mary Dahlgren, who is a prominent reading specialist, educational consultant and National Literacy Consultant in the USA, to conduct the Language Ess...  More

Celebrating our Achievements in SA!

We are delighted to have seen recent changes and positive future initiatives to literacy, education and helping students with dyslexia; namely: The trial and eventual implementation of the Year 1...  More

Changes to Special Provisions for SACE

The respective roles and responsibilities of schools and the SACE Board have been reviewed to ensure that the spirit and intentions of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) is reflected in the SACE ...  More

Phonics Check – Hon Nick Gibb Visits SA

On the 13 April, South Australian educators and policy makers gathered to hear about the success of the UK phonics check from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards in the UK. The...  More

Schools Fail to Address Dyslexia

Schools are leaving thousands of South Australian children in despair by failing to address learning disorders and using discredited reading programs, a key lobby group says. Dyslexia SA says the pro...  More

Current Issues

Why SA Schools Must Invest in Decodable Readers in 2018

Dyslexia SA would like to thank Education Minister, Susan Close for supporting the implementation of a phonics check at the end of year one. Likewise, Shadow Education Minister, John Gardner for devel...  More

Arrowsmith Should Not be Allowed in SA Public Schools!

DECD have recently announced that the controversial Arrowsmith Program will be offered at one of its public schools. Even though DECD have assured us no public money is being spent, as parents are sub...  More

Running Records Must be Abolished in SA

Our strong view is that Running Records are an inadequate, ineffective and outdated method of assessing student progress in reading. They are not evidence-based because they do not assess the skills t...  More

Dyslexia is Not a Visual Problem

Parents and educators, please be mindful that dyslexia is not a visual problem. Don't get drawn into the quackery of Irlens and Behavioral Optometry. It is a travesty that some schools are recommendi...  More

Please Sign! Mandate Evidence Based Instruction & Intervention

Please click on the below link and sign this important petition to improve education conditions for students with dyslexia.  More

Upcoming Events

Why Teachers of English Need to be Experts in the Sounds of Speech – 6 November 2017

Dyslexia SA Presents - Dr Bartek Rajkowski Date: Monday 6 Nov 17, Education Development Centre, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh 5007 Time: 5.00pm – 7.15pm (includes 15 min question time) 'Why ...  More

Light it Red for Dyslexia – October 2017

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. We are currently in the planning process for Light it Red for Dyslexia in October 2017. Click here to read all about last year's event. If you would like to pla...  More