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Welcome to SPELADD New Zealand Inc
SPELADD New Zealand Inc. is a registered not-for-profit organisation, established in 1999. We provide support and services for people of all ages with learning differences such as specific learning difficulties (SLD) and attention deficit hyper-activity disorder (ADHD) as well as their parents/families, educators, employers and the wider community.
To enable those with specific learning difficulties (SLD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to reach their full potential. We operate in the lower central North Island from our base in Palmerston North.
That every individual with SLD or ADHD has their learning needs recognised and met; and for educators and other professionals to share expert knowledge in a collaborative way for the good of all.
To enable and facilitate the recognition, remediation and referral of those who learn differently to encourage their success and enjoyment of life-long learning.
We achieve this through:
➽ In depth assessment of needs and strengths by two specially trained assessors.
➽ Targeted programmes of tutoring for students who need individual help.
➽ In depth training for tutors and other educators.
Our office is located in the Grand building opposite All Saints' Church.
“I, myself, was always recognized . . . as the “slow one” in the family. It was quite true, and I knew it and accepted it. Writing and spelling were always terribly difficult for me. My letters were without originality. I was . . . an extraordinarily bad speller and have remained so until this day.” - Agatha Christie