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Nominations for the LDA and AJLD awards have now closed – thank you to all those who took the time to nominate/apply.

Consultant Membership is now open to Speech Pathologists, new members can apply HERE.

Response to Disability Royal Commission

Learning Difficulties Australia, Inclusive Educators Australia and Autism Awareness Australia have released an unprecedented joint statement, condemning a culture...
Learning Difficulties Australia, Inclusive Educators Australia and Autism Awareness Australia have released an unprecedented joint statement, condemning a culture of low expectations surrounding children and teenagers with disabilities, learning difficulties and additional needs.  Please read our statement outlining concerns and...
Learning Difficulties Australia, Inclusive Educators Australia and Autism Awareness Australia have released an unprecedented joint statement, condemning a culture of low expectations surrounding children and teenagers with disabilities, learning difficulties and additional needs.  Please read our statement outlining concerns and recommendations below. Disability Royal Commission Joint Statement
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Letter to Members May 2022

Receive updates on the manifesto, the LDA & AJLD Awards, the expansion of the Consultant Membership to include Speech...
Receive updates on the manifesto, the LDA & AJLD Awards, the expansion of the Consultant Membership to include Speech Pathologists, our change to a Registered Australian Body and the upcoming visit by Professor Emerita Linnea Ehri.
Receive updates on the manifesto, the LDA & AJLD Awards, the expansion of the Consultant Membership to include Speech Pathologists, our change to a Registered Australian Body and the upcoming visit by Professor Emerita Linnea Ehri.
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Grade 1 Phonics Check Petition

We encourage all everyone to sign the petition to make the Grade 1 Phonics Check a mandatory part of...
We encourage all everyone to sign the petition to make the Grade 1 Phonics Check a mandatory part of grade 1 assessment and curriculum in Victoria.
We encourage all everyone to sign the petition to make the Grade 1 Phonics Check a mandatory part of grade 1 assessment and curriculum in Victoria.
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International Dyslexia Month 2021

October is being promoted internationally and within Australia as Dyslexia Awareness Month. LDA offers an overview by leading experts...
October is being promoted internationally and within Australia as Dyslexia Awareness Month. LDA offers an overview by leading experts that provides a balanced view of the use of the term ‘dyslexia’ and argues for equity for all students with reading...
October is being promoted internationally and within Australia as Dyslexia Awareness Month. LDA offers an overview by leading experts that provides a balanced view of the use of the term ‘dyslexia’ and argues for equity for all students with reading difficulties. Read the article by Professors James Chapman and William Tunmer here, as published in the LDA Bulletin, Vol 51, 2/3, 2019.
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The new edition of the Bulletin is here!

The central theme of this issue is Comprehension – one of the basic dimensions of the Simple View of Reading. We all...
The central theme of this issue is Comprehension – one of the basic dimensions of the Simple View of Reading. We all know intuitively what it feels like to understand (or not understand, or only partly understand) something that we read or hear, but...
The central theme of this issue is Comprehension – one of the basic dimensions of the Simple View of Reading. We all know intuitively what it feels like to understand (or not understand, or only partly understand) something that we read or hear, but the concept of ‘comprehension’ is difficult to define objectively, and it becomes even more elusive when we try to assess it. Comprehension presents teachers with huge challenges in the classroom. It is not only difficult to know when a student is not understanding and why they are not understanding, but also a challenge to know what to do to help. Supporting comprehension, however, is one of the most important things a teacher can do.
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