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The Bulletin

The Learning Difficulties Australia Bulletin is a magazine-style publication in the area of learning difficulties for members of LDA. This publication contains a wide variety of information including short articles, reports, LDA updates, book reviews and information about upcoming professional development and conferences.

The LDA Bulletin is published three times a year.

Editors:  Professor Kevin Wheldall and Dr Alison Madelaine

Associate Editors:  Molly de Lemos and Robyn Beaman 

NOTE: LDA Members can access complete back issues of the Bulletin in the Members Only Section.


LDA Bulletin, Volume 44, Nos 1 and 2, November 2012

  • From the President
  • From the New Editors
  • Meet your LDA Council for 2012/2013
  • LDA Awards for 2012
  • LDA 2012 AGM: Alison McMurtrie
  • Treasurer's Report: Pye Twaddell
  • An Introduction to Linda Siegel: Kevin Wheldall
  • Professor Linda Siegel's visit to Adelaide: Anne Bayetto
  • Linda Siegel in Queensland: Nicole Todd
  • Nasty NAPLAN results: Anne Castles
  • Latest NAPLAN results – No change: Kevin Wheldall
  • Is it disadvantageous for children to learn to read using a phonics approach?: Rhona S. Johnston
  • Why the renewed interest in Jolly Phonics?: Jan Polkinghorne 
  • Literacy gaps and socio-economic status: Jennifer Buckingham
  • Using Letters and Sounds in Australian Schools: Anne Charles, Berys Dixon, Molly de Lemos, Maureen Pollard and Cheryl Dobbs
  • The times they are a-changin'... but some things stay the same: Anne Castles
  • An evaluation of a Tier Two small group 'MiniLit' intervention for young struggling readers: Jennifer Buckingham, Kevin Wheldall and Robyn Wheldall
  • Excellent brain food! An unsolicited book review: Peter Westwood
  • As easy as I K E A...?: Kevin Wheldall
  • The Arrowsmith Program: Linda Siegel
  • Fonetik Spelling: Peter Westwood
  • Program Review – Phonics Alive! 2 The Sound Blender: Fay Tran
  • Report from the Consultants Committee: Sue de Araugo and Molly de Lemos
  • Report from Victorian Referral Officer: Elaine McLeish


Past issues

Volume 43, No 2, December 2011

Volume 43, No 1, July 2011

Volume 42, No 3/4, November 2010

Volume 42, No 2, July 2010

Volume 42, No 1, March 2010

Volume 41, No 3, September/December 2009


Volume 41, No 2, June 2009

Volume 41, No 1, March 2009

Volume 40, Nos 3 and 4, September/December 2008

Volume 40, No 2, June 2008

Volume 40, No 1, March 2008

Volume 39, No 4, December 2007

Volume 39, Nos 2 & 3, June/September 2007

Volume 39, No 1, May 2007

Volume 38, No 4, December 2006

Volume 38, No 3, October 2006

Volume 38, No 2, July 2006

Volume 38, No 1, April 2006

Volume 37, No 4, December 2005

Volume 37, No 3, October 2005

Volume 37, No 2, August 2005

Volume 37, No 1, March 2005

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