Training Options


  • We have investigated a number of SLD teacher training programmes and certificates and are able to discuss the various options with you. For further information, please contact us using the Contact Us page.

  • For teachers wishing to become registered with LDANZ, as a specialist LD teacher, the course/certificate you take will need to be one acceptable to LDANZ. The applicant must be a fully qualified trained teacher. The options available will be discussed with you. For further information, please contact us using the Contact Us page.

Teacher Training Options

Stage 1:

4 week online course ‘What is Dyslexia? An in-depth look’ hosted by the Dyslexia Training Institute, USA
[What is Dyslexia? An In- Depth Look’  - a 3 – 4 week course; US $199
To find out more about courses, dates and registering click here:

Text: Sally Shaywitz, Overcoming Dyslexia


Stage 2:

LDANZ Module on interpreting an educational psychologist’s assessment report through to lesson planning.

This course is available on  You will need to set yourself up with a login on the site before you can register for the course.

Once you have a login you can register on the course by clicking here or going to the LDANZ page on the OnlineCPD website and selecting the course from there.

Click here for a document with more information about the course.

For more information, use the Contact Page.

Stage 3:

Mentorship for first 12 - 18 months of teaching as a LDANZ Teacher

For more information, use the Contact Page.


Parents and Teacher Aides

  • We are able to discuss and recommend training options appropriate to your need. For further information, please contact us using the Contact Us page.

LD Assessors

  • From time to time LDANZ offers a limited number of training places for suitably qualified applicants wishing to become registered learning disability assessors. For further details of our entry requirements and training programme, click here. To discuss a possible application, please contact us using the Contact Us page.


Assessor Training


with Woodcock-Johnson IV (Australasian Adaptation)


Required Credentials


  • An academic background containing relevant tertiary qualifications in psychometric assessment and personality theory at an advanced level.  

  • A fully trained New Zealand teacher qualification with classroom teaching experience or, as a minimum, has a tertiary qualification in education/teaching with practical knowledge of classroom teaching and practice.

  • Some theoretical and practical knowledge of students with a specific learning disability is highly desirable.