Introduction to Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) – SPELD NZ

Professional development (PD) Northland, Manawatu/Whanganui

Posted: 17 March 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAHym

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Are you aware of children who are disruptive, withdrawn, bright but not achieving?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.

8–9 April 2021 in Whangarei

8–9 May 2021 in Rangitikei

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.

Contact us: or phone: (028) 2554 8204. 

Events summary


08 April 2021 – 09 April 2021


08 May 2021 – 09 May 2021