Some children need more help learning to read and write than others, even with the best teaching methods at school. DSF is offering a series of “small group” sessions throughout Term One 2020 for Year 2 students needing extra assistance to develop appropriate reading, spelling and writing skills. The “Sounds-Write” program will be implemented in these sessions, which will run every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon for 8 weeks.
Sounds-Write is an evidence-based phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing. The program is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers and also offers fast and highly effective intervention for children at all levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling.
The group on Wednesday afternoons will be run by Virginia Paradiso and will commence in Week 2, (12th February) and finish in Week 9 (1st April).
The group on Thursday afternoons will be run by Lauren Bellini and will commence in Week 2 (13th February) and finish in Week 8 (2nd April).
Presenter: Virginia Paradiso
Virginia Paradiso is a Speech Pathologist at the Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation WA. Virginia conducts assessments and provides interventions for children who experience difficulties in language acquisition and literacy development. She works closely with schools and families and enjoys seeing the benefits of providing explicit, evidence-based instruction to at-risk students
Presenter: Lauren Bellini
Lauren Bellini is a Speech Pathologist at the Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation WA. Lauren conducts assessments and provides interventions for children who experience difficulties in language acquisition and literacy development. She works closely with schools and families and enjoys seeing the benefits of providing explicit, evidence-based instruction (including Sounds-Write, Talk for Writing and Word Aware) to at-risk students. Lauren also coordinates and presents the Boost: Help your Child to Read and Spell program to parents of children aged 4 to 7 years at schools and other community-based locations.
Time: 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Where: Dyslexia SPELD Foundation – 10 Broome Street, South Perth
** If you are currently experiencing financial hardship, please contact DSF to discuss a fee subsidy.
To complete an expression of interest, please download and complete the relevant group form below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, places are limited.
Expression of Interest - Wednesday afternoons
Expression of Interest - Thursday afternoons