News

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

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 Essentials fo...  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 implementation of the Year 1 phonics screen. ...  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 2017, 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...  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. http://www.news.com.au/n...  More

Current Issues

Why SA Schools Must Invest in Decodable Readers

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

Arrowsmith – what do others say?

Please read the links below: “Neuromyths” - MUSEC - Macquarie University Special Education ... http://www.spelfabet.com.au/2017/03/arrowsmith/ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-21/...  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Our strong view is that Running Records are an inadequate, ineffective and outdated method of assessing student progress in reading.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 unsupported use of coloured lenses and behavioral optometry as a 'quick fix' for dyslexia. It ...  More

Events

Dyslexia SA Expo 2018

DSA Literacy Expo 2018 (click for flyer) Dyslexia SA presented our biennial EXPO on Saturday 13 October 2018. Educators, parents/carers, and allied health professionals alike wandered around ...  More

Why Teachers of English Need to be Experts in the Sounds of Speech

Dyslexia SA Presents - Dr Bartek Rajkowski On Monday 6 Nov 17 at the Education Development Centre, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh, Speech and Language Pathologist, Dr. Bartek Rajkowski presented'Why ...  More

Light it Red for Dyslexia

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. If you would like to plan an event to "light something red" or promote Dyslexia Awareness Month you can use the poster and images below. Keep up to date with...  More