A young boy and girl sit back-to-back reading books
Reading and writing are cornerstone skills
A young boy and girl sit back-to-back reading books
Reading and writing are cornerstone skills

Literacy school holiday program

An intensive program for primary school aged children with reading and writing difficulties.

Your child’s first few years at school are critical to their literacy development, which is their ability to read and write. Literacy skills are important building blocks for later life skills such as learning, socialising and working.

Our holiday program for literacy is an intensive 5-day course with 2.5 hour sessions each day for a week during the April and October ACT public school holiday periods. A maximum of 4 children per Speech-Language Pathologist ensures ample individual attention.

Please call us 02 6281 2311 to register your interest.

Course information

Suitable for:

Children in Kindergarten through to Year 6 experiencing reading or writing difficulties.

Dates:

Scheduled courses are subject to cancellation at our sole discretion due to insufficient demand or lack of specialist availability. It is important to register your interest.

5 x 2.5 hour sessions

  • April school holiday period 1: Tues 14 April - Fri 17 April 2020 (4 days reduced rate)
  • April school holiday period 2: Mon 20 April - Fri 24 April 2020
  • October school holiday period 1: Mon 28 September - Fri 2 October 2020
  • October school holiday period 2: Tues 6 October - Fri 9 October 2020 (4 days reduced rate)

Session times:

Participants are grouped according to age and ability; our Speech-Language Pathologists will recommend whether the morning or afternoon session is more suitable for you.

  • 9.00 - 11.30 AM
  • 2.00 - 4.30 PM

Location:

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

Cost:

$800

Note: in the event of a public holiday we will offer only 4 sessions at a prorata-reduced rate of $640

Funding may be available under your child’s NDIS plan using the speech pathology group code and the therapeutic support rate. Contact your NDIS case manager to discuss and clarify your eligibility. If your child is not already registered as an NDIS client there may be a considerable wait for completion of the application process.

Prior to the course:

Participants are grouped according to age and ability; our Speech-Language Pathologists will recommend the most suitable group for you. For that purpose, you may be required to attend our clinic for a free pre-course introductory meeting. 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 4 participants per Speech-Language Pathologist.

Activities will include:

  • Identifying letters and their sounds
  • Combining letters to make words
  • Using imagery to create meaning for words
  • Communication in a group
  • Following directions
  • Maintaining attention
  • Turn taking
  • Self-direction

What you walk away with:

Time-permitting, parents will have opportunities to discuss their child's progress following each 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.

Please call us on 02 6281 2311 with any questions or to register your interest.

Covid-19 update

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