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10 Literacy Support Organisations in Sydney [2022]

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There are many literacy support organisations in Sydney, and some of them are dedicated to helping people of all ages to improve their reading and writing skills. The best way for you to find out about these organisations is by doing an internet search, but here we have listed a few resources that might help you get started:

Also, if you need to arrange an initial reading and writing assessment, you can check out this link.

The Dyslexic Clinic (online)

The Dyslexic Clinic provide specialist literacy tutoring for children with dyslexia and children having difficulty with reading, spelling or writing.

Rebecca started ‘The Dyslexic Clinic’ with a passion to see individuals with dyslexia, of all ages, reaching their full potential and excelling in studies and life! Rebecca has over 20 years of experience educating children in pre-school and formal educational settings. She is also an Accredited Assessor of Dyscover, providing efficient assessment and progress reports to parents.

We have personally worked with Rebecca and can testify to her expertise and professionalism when it comes to supporting struggling children.

Location: Online
Website: thedyslexicclinic.com.au
Phone: 0493 157 644
Email: info@thedyslexicclinic.com.au

Cumberland Education

Founders Dr Bill and Mrs Alexia Martin began Cumberland Education in 1969 with the goal of helping students who were “slipping through the cracks” of the education system. This has continued to drive the work they do to this day.

When working with clients, they take a truly multi-disciplinary approach. That is, their clinicians (Speech Therapists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists) and Literacy Specialists work together to achieve the best outcomes.

Location: 46 Belmore St E, Oatlands NSW 2117
Website: cumberlandeducation.com.au
Phone: 02 9630 3049

SPELD NSW

SPELD NSW is an organisation comprised of parents, teachers, tutors and professionals with a shared commitment to early identification, effective intervention and support for children and adults with specific learning difficulties, like dyslexia.

If your child struggles at school or at home with reading, writing, spelling and maths and you’re looking for support you should get in touch with them. Not all children will have a specific learning difficulty but it’s important to seek support early. You can directly call their SPELD Infoline to obtain early information.

Location: Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O’Connell St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Website: speldnsw.org.au
Phone: (02) 9739 6277
Contact: enquiries@speldnsw.org.au

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Literacy and Learning Centre

The Literacy and Learning Centre provides individualised, one-to-one teaching sessions for children experiencing learning difficulties or who have other special needs. They also provide assessment, remedial teaching, and child psychology services for children and adolescents.

The centre was established in 2010 to provide child psychology services and support to children who are struggling with literacy and learning at school. The Centre aims to provide support to all students with literacy and learning difficulties and takes a special interest in providing a multidisciplinary service for children with more complex learning needs or who have not progressed despite accessing remedial support. 

Consultations and therapy sessions are being conducted via TeleHealth, and provide great literacy support around Sydney.

Location: Suite 1A/57-59 Renwick St, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Website: literacyandlearning.com.au
Phone: (02) 9712 8777
Email: info@literacyandlearning.com.au

Buzz Literacy

Buzz Literacy help with difficulties in reading, spelling and written expression. They devise and implement evidence-based, individualised programs to provide support for academic difficulties in reading, spelling and written expression.

Individually tailored educational therapy sessions take place in either one-to-one or small group settings. One-to-one sessions are delivered either in person at their Earlwood office, or online via Zoom. Group sessions are delivered in person at the Earlwood office.

Location: Building 2, Suite 2/17, 75 Mary St, St Peters NSW 2044
Website: buzzliteracy.com.au
Phone: 0412 311 614
Email: kirsten.duncombe@buzzliteracy.com.au

Melem Education

Melem Education’s goal is to help learners gain the confidence and skills they need to read and write. Their qualified educators use evidence-based Orton-Gillingham and Multisensory Language (MSL) practices to support learners of all ages in reaching their personal bests.

Core to their work is the idea that every learner is different. As such, they strive to create an engaging, supportive, positive environment with one-to-one MSL sessions that are tailored specifically to the needs of each learner, providing great dyslexia support near Sydney.

Location: Suite 217 35 Doody St Alexandria, NSW 201
Website: melemeducation.com
Phone: 0492 365 038
Email: melemeducation@gmail.com

Dyslexia Support & Learning Centre

The Dyslexia Support and Learning Centre in Sydney is dedicated to helping anyone with literacy difficulties. They use a range of evidence-based, multi-sensory strategies and resources.

Resources include phonics-based systems and decodable readers including; Nessy, IDL, Word Shark, Toe by Toe, Alpha to Omega, Explode the Code & Megawords.

Their sessions are fun, and positive with a focus on praise to build confidence. 

Location: 1/17-19 Mooramba Rd, Dee Why NSW 2099
Website: dyslexiasupportandlearning.com
Phone: (02) 9982 1773
Email: info@dyslexiasupportandlearning.com

Decoding Dyslexia

Decoding Dyslexia are specialists in specific learning difficulties for therapy, tutoring, screenings and
assessments for struggling students, right across all age ranges.

They also offer professional development for educators, support for parents, one on one support for students, comprehensive screening for Specific Learning Difficulties across age ranges and strengths profiling and career guidance sessions for both teenagers and adults.

Location: 4 Chetwynd Rd, Erina NSW 2250
Website: decodingdyslexia.com.au
Phone: (02) 43 140 979
Contact: decodingdyslexia.com.au/contact

Dyslexia Matters (for adults)

Dyslexia Matters are helping adults with Dyslexia overcome the emotional side of Dyslexia.

As an experienced and fully trained Dyslexia Specialist, Amanda has been working with neurodiverse children and adults since 2008, and exclusively with adults since 2019.

She helps her adult clients to get hours of their life back by helping them overcome their dyslexia-related emotions and stress, and also helps them find ways to live a calmer, easier life in all aspects, such as in their relationships, finances, careers, and health.

Location: 24 Lightwood Way, Beaumont Hills NSW 2155
Website: dyslexia-matters.com
Phone: 0405 565 338
Email: info@dyslexia-matters.com.au

Dyslexia Education West

They specialise in tutoring for students with Dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Based in Western Sydney, Dyslexia Education West provide specialised literacy and numeracy support designed to help students of all ages with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

They provide Specialised multisensory, cumulative learning programs suited to your child’s needs, their Lessons are either on-site, at school or at your home and provide a supportive, engaging environment for both students and parents.

Location: Suite 3, 430 Rae St, North Fitzroy, 3068, Victoria, Australia
Website: dyslexiatutoring.com.au
Phone:  (03) 8528 0138
Email:  info@spelfabet.com.au

Conclusion

These organisations are just a few of the many that you can get literacy support from in Sydney. If you’re looking for more information about literacy support, or want to find out how you can obtain an initial reading and writing assessment for your child, visit Dystech to learn more.

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