Latest News

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

Dyslexia Covered by Disabled Australian Apprentice Wage Support Program

An employer can receive $9500 for a first year apprentice and $5000 each year after for the duration of the apprenticeship as an incentive to hiring a person with dyslexia. TAFE also receives $5000 to...  More

My Red Letter Competition

All the inspiring ‘red letters’ by students and parents from the My Red Letter Competition 2016 can be read here. This book of letters was presented to Senator Simon Birmingham, Federal Education ...  More

Current Issues

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Our strong view is that Running Records are an inadequate, ineffective and outdated method of assessing student progress in reading.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. https://www.change.org/p/mandate-evidenced-based-instruction-and-interven...  More

Upcoming Events

Understanding Dyslexia with Kay Bosworth

Tuesday May 23 at 6.30pm to 8.30pm. SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, 443 Morphett Road, Oaklands Park. Hosted by Little Lessons Australia. Click on the link below for more information and to book ...  More

Light it Red for Dyslexia – October 2017

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....  More

SACE Special Provisions Survey

The SACE Special Provisions Survey can be filled out below, but we have been told that users of some mobile devices may encounter problems, if so, please use this direct link instead. // Cre...  More

Bill Hansberry’s Workshops

Bill Hansberry - The 3 D’s - Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia   Understanding them How they affect student's functioning at school How to make life at school more positive for student...  More