Resources for learning difficulties

These resources should form part of a broader approach to meet the needs of children and young people with learning difficulties.

They can be used in early childhood, primary and secondary settings.

Teaching and learning

Focused teaching strategies – reading difficulties and dyslexia - teaching strategies to support the development of students’ knowledge and skills in reading.

Literacy teaching toolkit - practical advice and high impact teaching practices that improve outcomes in reading, writing and speaking and listening.

Numeracy teaching toolkit - information and resources to support numeracy development from Birth to Level 10.

AllPlay Learn - practical online evidence-based resources for teachers.

Resources for working with children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) including:

  • Working with children with DCD
  • Strategies for handwriting
  • Strategies for physical education.

Other resources

AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Practical Guide (Revised Edition) and accompanying information sheets – advice on a wide range of strategies for use in the classroom to more effectively support and meet the needs of students with learning difficulties. Victorian government teachers and school staff can access the Guide and accompanying information sheets by logging in to FUSE.
The Guide for Parents is publicly available from the same page without requiring a FUSE login.

Reasonable adjustments - examples of reasonable adjustments for students with difficulties in reading, writing, mathematics, attention and concentration.

Using technology and online tools to help support students with additional needs - information on resources such as audio books, electronic texts and online applications.

Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) resources  - Tailored resources available to support MYLNS teachers to assist students at risk of finishing school without the literacy or numeracy skills they need for future work, education and training, including students with learning difficulties. You will need to log in with your eduMail login details before accessing these resources. Once you have logged in, return to this page and access the resources.