Introduction to Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) – SPELD NZ

Professional development (PD) Waikato, Taranaki, Southland

Posted: 20 August 2020
Notice reference #: 1HAA0V


Introduction to specific learning disabilities (SLD)

(Level 3 NZQA-approved)

  • Are you struggling to support a child or adult with dyslexia?
  • Are you a teacher/teacher aide who wants to reach more children in your classroom?
  • Are you aware of children who are disruptive, withdrawn, bright but not achieving?
  • Are you a Learning Support Coordinator taking on a new role?
  • Are you working with a child who is not progressing as you would expect?

SPELD NZ’S two day introductory course is for you!  All welcome.

Ideal for parents, caregivers, employers, teacher aides, teachers, LSC, RTLB & SENCO.

This is an introductory course, suitable for those who have limited or no knowledge about SLD.  

It gives insights into why specific learning disabilities occur, what it is like to have dyslexia or other SLD and offers strategies for helping these learners in the classroom and at home.

For a more in-depth course please talk to us about SPELD NZ’s NZQA-approved Level 5 training.

A recent teacher participant said this course was "well delivered with lots of new information for me to think about and pass on to my colleagues."

Registrations are essential

Training subsidy funding may be available in some areas towards teachers attending these courses.  

Fee:  SPELD NZ Members: $250 per person or Early bird payment of $200.

Non-Members: $350 per person or Early bird price $300.

Includes: course notes, tea and coffee.  

This course will also be run over two days via Zoom in term 4 (9am to 4pm both days, with dates to be confirmed).  If you are interested in attending the two-day Online Introduction to SLD course, please email Sally at

Any questions? Phone SPELD NZ now at (0800) 773 536, option 1.

Events summary


17 September 2020 – 18 September 2020


29 October 2020 – 30 October 2020


07 November 2020 – 08 November 2020

Further information

Contact: Regional Officer

 (0800) 773 536, option 1