1. Advisory Service:
Support, information and advice is offered to parents and other professionals via our Advisory Line.
Information packs are provided regularly, as are referrals to qualified professionals, for psychometric assessment. There is no cost for this service.
2. Psychometric Assessments:
Psychological assessment is available by qualified psychologists specialising in SLD/D’s. An assessment should identify the extent of the problem, provide a comprehensive analysis of the learning strengths and difficulties and as well recommendations for educational advice including strategies that could be used. All assessments are accompanied by a full written report.
3. Academic Assessments:
4. Workshops and Courses:
A range of seminars are presented by specialists in the fields of Specific Learning Disabilities/Difficulties for parents, teachers and other professionals. There is also the opportunity for parents to share with other parents and Education Advisors after these meetings.
- Members: $25.00 (including GST)
- NON Members: $40.00 (including GST)
5. Specialist Teacher Service:
All Specialist Teachers (Tutors) at Speld Qld Inc. are experienced and qualified teachers. It is mandatory that all Specialist Teachers have a current certificate of Teacher Registration and have undergone a security check (Blue Card).
Individualised instruction is provided both face-to-face and online. All Specialist Teachers are required to provide parents with an end of semester report. This report must also be sent to Speld Qld Inc. at the end of every term.
It is an expectation that teachers will be able to devise individualised support plans for each student.
Specialist Teacher Professional Development:
Four sessions are held annually for Speld tutors so that they have access to current research and pedagogy about specific learning disabilities.
Registering As A Specialist Teacher:
All prospective (Speld Qld Inc.) Specialist Teachers must complete the registration forms to become a Specialist Teacher with Speld Qld Inc.
Once these forms have been received by Speld Qld Inc., an interview, either face-to-face or by phone will take place with the Executive Officer. If the Specialist Teacher is successful at the interview, his/her name will be passed onto the Specialist Teacher Coordinator and the Specialist Teacher will be placed on the list of Specialist Teachers at Speld Qld Inc.
Download the following 3 forms to register as a Specialist Teacher.
- Download the Specialist Teacher Register Information
- Download the Specialist Teacher Application Form
Requests For Specialist Teachers:
If you would like to ask for a tutor for your child, or if you are an adult wanting tutoring for yourself,
please download these 2 forms:
6. Assistive Technology:
A variety of services are offered to members. They include:
- Members viewing software with the support of the Assistive Technology Co-ordinator
- Workshops being conducted in schools upon request and Group workshops conducted at Speld Qld Inc. campus at Coorparoo.
Speld Qld Inc. magazines are produced three times per year and each one contains practical articles for parents, teachers and other professionals. Our aim is to provide accurate information and strategies that can be applied easily, either at home or in the classroom. Also included in each newsletter is a list of future workshops, tutor professional development and conferences. New additions to our library and regular information about our tutor service and assistive technology also feature.
There is a small but quality library about Specific Learning Disabilities for members to view. Borrowers must be Members of Speld Qld Inc.
The borrowing period is of six weeks duration. Videos and software are not available for borrowing. Resources may be borrowed on line. All resources borrowed will incur additional postage costs. Cost of postage and handling $12.50 (including GST) per pack.
Resources may be collected personally from Speld Qld Inc at no cost.
Return postage is the reponsibility of the borrower.
Speld Queensland hosts seminars and conferences throughout the year. See what is coming up