SPELD SA has three different ways for families and individuals to access a tutor for themselves or their child.

1. Attending a specialised literacy clinic held at SPELD SA.

2. Face-to-face tutoring with a registered SPELD SA Tutor.

3. Online tutoring with a registered SPELD SA Tutor.

Once you have chosen your preferred method of tutoring, please click on your option for more information then complete and return the required application form. 


SPELD SA Literacy Clinic

The SPELD SA  literacy clinic provides students struggling to develop appropriate reading (decoding), spelling (encoding) and writing skills with effective, high-quality support using the Sounds~Write program. It is run by qualified specialist teachers trained in the Sounds Write program. Clinic sessions are delivered one to one. The clinic is closed during school holidays. Many students will choose to have a face-to-face tutor when they graduate from the Literacy Clinic.


SPELD SA Face to Face tutoring

Over the years SPELD SA registered tutors have played a vital role in assisting children and adults with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. A good teacher, using specialised teaching methods, can make a significant impact on a student’s success and self-confidence. Tutors on the SPELD SA register have current SA teacher registration and a minimum of two years’ classroom experience or are an allied health professional or SSO with at least two years’ experience supporting children with literacy and/or numeracy acquisition. In addition, they have received specialist training through SPELD SA in the teaching of children and adults with specific learning difficulties.


SPELD SA Online tutoring

For people who live in the outback, interstate or an area where there are no local tutors, SPELD SA offers online tutoring. Online tutoring takes place in real-time between a tutor and an individual student. Online tutoring can be provided to students from 7 years of age.




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SPELD SA would like to acknowledge the support of the Douglas Whiting Trust in the development of this website.

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