SPELD NZ Introduction to Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

Professional development (PD) Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago

Posted: 19 February 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAH5f

Are you struggling to support a child or adult with dyslexia?
Are you aware of children who are disruptive, withdrawn, bright but not achieving?
Are you working with a child who is not progressing as you would expect?

SPELD NZ’S two-day introductory course is for you!

This Level 3 NZQA-approved course is an Introduction.  It will cover great insights into what it’s like to have an SLD and why SLD occurs. It also offers constructive, practical strategies to help these learners in the classroom setting and at home. 

Attendees come from a variety of backgrounds, including parents/whanau and educators (such as teacher aides, tutors, Learning Support Co-ordinators, teachers, SENCO). It is suitable for those with limited knowledge of SLD, such as dyslexia, and for people interested in refreshing their knowledge or learning more.

This is a two-day course and it runs from 9am to 4pm. You need to attend both days.

No prior qualifications are required to enrol. A certificate is issued on completion of the course.

18–19 March in Cromwell (earlybird pricing finishes 28 February)

7–8 April in Dunedin (earlybird pricing finishes 19 March)

15–16 April in Timaru (earlybird pricing finishes 31 March)

20/21 May in Blenheim (earlybird pricing finishes 30 April)

Numbers are limited. We need to receive registration and payment prior, to qualify for the early bird price. 

Register here.


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

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

Cost includes course notes and morning tea. 

Training subsidies may be available towards those with a teaching qualification and classroom experience attending.

For level 5 Teacher Training or Assessor training visit: https://www.speld.org.nz/our-services/training 

Contact us: support@speld.org.nz or phone: (028) 2554 8204. 

These courses are being run throughout New Zealand.


Events summary


18 March 2021 – 19 March 2021


07 April 2021 – 08 April 2021


15 April 2021 – 16 April 2021


20 May 2021 – 21 May 2021

Further information

Contact: Sally Neary

 (028) 2554 8204