MOTIf: Macquaire Online Test Interface


An online platform for the administration and scoring of cognitive tests including letter identification (LIDT), letter sounds (LeST), letter position, (LetPos), word reading (CC2), non word reading (DiRT), word recognition (TOC), word reading efficiency (TOWRE), diagnostic spelling for sounds (DiSTs), diagnostic spelling for irregular words (DiSTi), diagnostic spelling for nonwords (DiSTn), reading comprehension (TERC) can be found here.

The Classroom Handbook


The Classroom Handbook has been created to assist teachers with a range of easy to integrate, cost effective ideas to improve the learning outcomes of students with Dyslexia. Click here to view the file.

Audio Presentation by Dr Kerry Hempenstall


Below is an audio presentation from Dr Kerry Hempenstall entitled “Running Records and why they are out of date”.


This was recorded in March 2016 specifically for Dyslexia SA to use.

Five from Five


Children need explicit instruction in the five essential components of reading in every classroom, every day. This should begin in the foundation year of school, when most children turn five years old.

Teach reading effectively in every classroom, every day

The Louden Report


“High Performing Primary Schools – What they have in common”.

Whole Language High Jinks


Whole Language High Jinks by Louisa Moats. A great resource for Educators.

Typeface Designed For Dyslexics


Dutch designer Christian Boer has created a dyslexic-friendly font to make reading easier for dyslexics like himself. Click here.

Reading Doctor


Adelaide’s own literacy specialist, Dr Bartek Rajkowski – Speech Pathologist, has developed the Reading Doctor® computer software and tablet apps to make it easier for anyone to teach students to read and spell. These teaching tools  are designed to teach students using synthetic phonics – the most effective way of teaching kids to read according to scientific research. The apps strengthen skills that reading scientists have identified as crucial for literacy learning; skills such as phonemic awareness, letter-sound knowledge, blending, segmentation, decoding and sight word recognition. Reading Doctor® apps include presets for popular synthetic phonics programs such as Jolly Phonics and Multilit and are fully customisable, you can create your own activities to match your teaching sequence, regardless of which phonics program you use!



The Spelfabet materials are designed by Australian Speech Pathologist, Alison Clarke, for non-experts to use to teach struggling spellers/readers, including students with speech-language and cognitive difficulties, to sound out words. They’re carefully-sequenced, easy-to-use, affordable, downloadable, reproducible and should be used with decodable readers.

Teaching Reading Is Rocket Science – Louisa Moats


Click here

Classroom Guide To Dyslexia – Primary


Click here

Letters and Sounds


UK Department for Education and Skills – Principals and Practices of High Quality Phonics

Activities to promote speaking and listening skills to develop skills in decoding and encoding – using explicit and systematic instruction in phonological awareness, blending and segmenting and phoneme-grapheme correspondences.

Educational Implications for Dyslexia Disability


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A Classroom Guide to Maths


Click here

Tips on Teaching Music


Click here

Neil MacKay Video


To watch Neil MacKay discussing Dyslexia Awareness you can click here to be taken to the Dyslexia Action South Australia – YouTube site.


Classroom Mind Map


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or Click here to download the Classroom Mind Map as a .pdf file



The thinking media company that offers a wide range of books for delayed readers in a format more suiting to their age, as well as books designed to promote critical thinking skills in children. Click here to be taken to their web site.

Dyslexia Strengths and Weaknesses


A printable poster highlighting Dyslexia strengths and weaknesses