Mission & Vision


Speld Qld supports all Queenslanders experiencing learning differences to realise their full potential in all circumstances.


To be the leader of quality services to improve learning outcomes for all Queenslanders who experience learning differences.


Aim one:             To increase community awareness of learning differences and provide opportunities for improved access.
Aim two:

To seek, utilise, promote and share evidence based research and best practice regarding learning differences. 

Aim three: To provide support and services for students and adults experiencing learning differences, their families and professionals.




Speld Qld was founded in 1969 by Patricia Savage, an inspirational woman who wanted to ensure her child received the very best education. Since its inception Speld Qld has grown and developed ensuring the needs of its members are met. In October 2014, Speld rebranded and refocussed its attention, with a promise to ensure our services and professional development are accessible for those in regional, rural and isolated areas of the State. Speld Qld is a state wide organisation working with State, Catholic and Independent schools and also offering services to training organisations and workplaces. Working with families and teachers, our not for profit organisation provides evidence-based advice and services to assist students to meet their individual educational needs.