What is Sounds-Write?

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based phonics program designed to teach reading and spelling, using a structured, cumulative, sequential, and explicit method. It emphasises practical, hands-on learning to help students grasp essential skills and concepts.

Ideal for beginning readers in Reception to Year 2, Sounds-Write also provides effective intervention for older students struggling with reading and spelling from Year 3 onwards.

Who is this program for?

• Educators

• Tier 2 & Tier 3 Intervention Educators

• School Leaders/Literacy Coordinators

• Literacy Support Staff/Tutors

• Speech Pathologists

"I am so thrilled that I chose this phonics course as a way to teach my kids the sounds of the English language". - Jessica Taylor (Speech Pathologist).

We have seen a dramatic increase in our children’s confidence in decoding more complex words.” - Sarah Lawson (Year 2 Teacher)

This course provides educators with:

• An understanding of the skills, conceptual knowledge and code knowledge that students need to become competent readers and spellers

• A carefully developed scope and sequence moving from simple to complex from Reception to Year 2

• The knowledge to use the program in Years 3-6

• An understanding of how to use the program as intervention in primary and secondary settings

• Diagnostic tools to know where to start students in the program

• An approach that is successful in whole class, small group, and one-on-one settings

• The option to complete the course either as a 4-day face-to-face training or online training over a 6-week period

• Hands on experience in delivering Sounds-Write lessons with differentiation strategies

Sounds-Write Training Options

We are Sounds-Write specialists here at SPELD SA. For years we’ve been delivering the program in an intervention setting through our Literacy Clinic, as well as providing training to hundreds of educators and allied health professionals across Australia, each year.

As accredited trainers in the Sounds-Write approach, we offer comprehensive Practitioner Training suitable for schools, organisations, and individuals. Whether you prefer attending our Educators’ Hub or training online, our qualified trainers are committed to empowering professionals with effective literacy instruction strategies.

We can also offer on-site training in your school.

Join our intensive and practical face-to-face workshop, delivered over four days at our Educators’ Hub. To ensure optimal delivery and engagement, the course maintains a limited number of participants.

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Our 6-week online course is designed to be flexible and is equivalent to the four-day face-to-face training.

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Accredited Trainers

Kerry Williams
Genine Riley
Ilona Sydney-Jones


School success stories

St Josephs School

Maddi from St Josephs School reflects on the early impact of the Sounds-Write program

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Parafield Gardens High School

"The kids were getting it; it was joyful, it was engaging."

A case study showing the impact of implementing the program.

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