Four children sit in a circle with a Speech-Language PathologistSchool holiday program

Your child's first few years at school represent an important introduction to the education system. Ensuring they gain the skills necessary to participate and interact appropriately with teachers and classmates will help ease the transition and set them up for future success.

Our holiday program for school readiness is an intensive 4-day course with 2.5 hour sessions each day for a week (Monday through Friday) designed to teach the child classroom communication and participation skills.

Please complete the booking form below or call us 02 6281 2311 to register your interest.

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  1. Course information
  2. Booking form

Course information

Suitable for:

All children aged 4 to 7.


Your choice of 4 weeks over the January and July school holiday periods:

  • Tues 16 - Fri 19 January 2018
  • Mon 22 - Thurs 25 January 2018
  • Mon 9 - Fri 13 July 2018
  • Mon 16 - Thurs 20 July 2018

Session times:

Your choice of morning or afternoon sessions:

  • 9.00 - 11.30 AM
  • 2.00 - 4.30 PM


The course will be held at our Deakin clinic. See our contact & location page for address details and a map.


$695 per child

Prior to the course:

Participants and a parent must attend an individual 30 minute pre-enrollment check at no additional charge. This requirement is waived for children who have already been assessed for speech and language by Brindabella Hearing & Speech Centre. This presents an opportunity for parents to raise any specific issues or concerns, and for the Speech-Language Pathologist and child to get to know each other.

During the course:

Sufficient focus on each child is ensured by a maximum ratio of 3 children per Speech-Language Pathologist.

Speech and language activities will include: communication in a group, following directives, maintaining joint attention, turn taking, self direction and social language.

Activities will be delivered in a model similar to the classroom, with some table based and floor tasks, small and large group activities and individual, self directed tasks.

What you walk away with:

Time-permitting, parents will have opportunities to discuss their child's progress following each daily session. Upon completion of the course they will receive written feedback including a brief summary of program goals, findings for their child, recommendations and appropriate referrals or ongoing therapy if warranted.

Booking form

Please complete the form below to register your child. Places are limited: submitting the form below does not guarantee your child a place in the course. Registrations will be confirmed by phone or email from our staff.

Required information is marked with an asterisk *.

*I understand the fee for this course is payable upon acceptance of registration, that refunds will not be provided at all from 2 weeks prior to the course start, and that cancellations prior to that time will be subject to a $ 97.50 administration fee.

Brindabella Hearing & Speech Centre respects your privacy and will not divulge your personal information to third parties except where required by law.

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Brindabella Hearing & Speech Centre has had clients visit from Canberra ACT, Queanbeyan, Yass, Young, Cooma & Bateman's Bay.

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