About us

For over 50 years we have been delivering a range of services to the community including educational training, parent workshops, educational consultations, psychological assessments, tutoring, literacy intervention programs and extensive resources through our library and bookshop.

SPELD SA works with the Department for Education, Catholic and Independent schools, as well as universities, TAFE colleges, and other organisations.We are a preferred supplier of Professional Development to the Department for Education and work in partnership to deliver workshops for parents in rural, regional, and remote locations in South Australia.Our organisation is governed by a council of dedicated professionals.

We believe in

Our Vision

Improving literacy rates and making education more inclusive in South Australia through our expert guidance, excellent services, and exceptional support for students with learning difficulties.

Our core purpose

Supporting and empowering students with learning difficulties to be confident and engaged in their education.

We are parents, teachers and professionals with a shared commitment to early identification, effective intervention and support for individuals with specific learning difficulties.

Leadership Team

Laura McLachlan

Chief Executive Officer

Kerry Williams

Director of Teaching and Learning

Skye McLennan

Director, Psychology and Clinical Services

Lynette Robinson

Marketing and Communications Manager

Anna Manto

Customer Service/ Retail Manager

Angelik Pishas

Literacy Clinic and Speech Pathology Manager

SPELD SA Council

Mark Parsons


Lyn Wilkinson


Michael McEwen


Michael Kromwyk

Deputy Chair

Abbey James

Committee Member

Jayne Ayliffe

Committee Member

Steve Wright

Committee Member

Jarrod Carter

Committee Member

Marisa Maio Mackay

Committee Member

Michael Goudas

Committee Member

Lydia de l'Amour

Committee Member

Sally Robins

Committee Member

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