Below are some links to organisations that provide information, resources, and support to families with children with learning differences.
Resources for Parents of Children with Learning Differences
Pivotal Point is a Queenstown based group who believes that every neurodiverse child should have access to the help they need to maximise their learning potential within the school environment, without the inhibition of finances.
Aspiring Learners' passion is to teach children with learning difficulties including dyslexia, to help them aspire and to grow confidence in their abilities so they can see themselves as successful learners. Their dedicated team of tutors embrace a multi-sensory approach, and specialise in designing evidence-based cumulative structured programmes, catering for the learning style and needs of every student.
Learning Differences Aotearoa Trust
The Learning Differences Aotearoa Trust is committed to assisting growth and development of people regardless of what they bring to learning by providing the necessary tools for learning and strategies to meet their own personal learning needs. We aim to promote acceptance and understanding of learning differences for the children and adults of Aotearoa NZ.
Dyslexia Support South
Dyslexia Support South supports advocates of children with learning differences by collating information on their website on types of learning differences, interventions available in Southland, the impact of learning stress, assessment options and information on upcoming events, they can use to support themselves and that young person who has a learning difference.
Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand
Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ) provides a voice for, and services to, the estimated one in ten New Zealanders with dyslexia as well as to those supporting them. DFNZ is recognised as the foremost lobby group for dyslexia in New Zealand. The DFNZ advocates for supporting neurodiversity in two key areas - Education and Justice.
The IHC Library
IHC New Zealand will advocate for the rights, inclusion and welfare of all people with intellectual disabilities and support them to live satisfying lives in the community. Their Library is free to use and open to anyone living in New Zealand. They have information on all aspects of intellectual disability, autism and other developmental disabilities built up over many years.
SPELD NZ is New Zealand’s leading provider of support for children and adults with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities. A SPELD NZ diagnostic assessment is the first essential step in finding out why someone is having learning problems. Our qualified Assessors are meticulously trained to provide a detailed overview of learning and intellectual skills, strengths and weaknesses.