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Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation

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According to Western Australian government estimates, more that 20% of school students are at risk of failing to meet an appropriate level of educational attainment as a result of learning difficulties or disabilities.

A recent global survey of literacy and numeracy among school children showed that a staggering 40% of fifteen year old Australian students did not have reasonable functional literacy skills required for day to day life.

These students are at significant risk of experiencing low self-esteem, poor social and employment outcomes, and increased likelihood of depression and other mental health problems.

Your support can help us ensure that WA students have the best chance of developing successful literacy skills!

Who are we?

The Dyslexia SPELD Foundation (DSF) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of services for children and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

DSF provides advice and practical solutions to individuals, families, schools and educators regarding the achievement of life-relevant literacy and numeracy skills.

Why are we collecting funds?

The services provided by DSF are vital to the wellbeing of individuals, the long-term success of companies, and even to the ability of our nation to compete in a global marketplace.

How will the funds be used?

Western Australian students, their families, and their educators need access to information, support, advice, and advocacy. DSF meets this need through our various services:

Free information sessions and telephone support
Held monthly at our South Perth headquarters, free information evenings have proved to be a great success. DSF also provides free telephone advice and support (we respond to thousands of calls every year).

Consultations
Parents and adult students can meet with one of our psychologists to discuss their concerns about difficulties with learning ability, self-esteem, educational outcomes, career prospects and other issues.

Assessments
Registered psychologists specialising in learning disabilities are available by appointment to conduct psycho-educational assessments. These provide a comprehensive analysis of a person's learning strengths and difficulties as well as recommend strategies for both remediation and support.

Tutors
DSF maintains a register of qualified specialist teachers who can provide individual tutoring to both children and adults. We also run a literacy clinic in Mt Hawthorn.

Professional Development
Parents, teachers and other educational professionals benefit from a range of instructional courses held either at DSF headquarters or in a school environment.

Library
DSF has an on-site library containing the very latest specialist resources including books, CDs, DVDs, games and educational programs.

Bookshop
A wide range of evidence-based teaching resources including activity packs, computer software, text books and remedial programs are available for purchase.

The Bulletin
We also publish the Bulletin magazine which provides teachers, psychologists, tutors and parents with appropriate evidence-based strategies, reviews of programs and resources, current research findings and information related to professional development opportunities.

How can I learn more?

Visit www.dsf.net.au for more information on the services we provide and how you can make a difference.

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Contact Details

10 Broome Street
SOUTH PERTH WA, 6151


Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.