Reading and writing is a juggling act – to perform well, students need strong vocabulary knowledge, good spelling skills, firm understanding of grammar and the ability to organise their ideas logically. As a result, some students struggle to become successful readers and writers – even when they have wonderful ideas! DSF is offering a series of small group sessions during Term 1, 2020, designed specifically to improve a number of skills that are crucial for reading and writing; namely, knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, and reading comprehension strategies. These sessions are based on high quality instructional approaches, including Word Aware, Talk for Writing and Sounds~Write.
The course on Wednesday afternoons is designed for students in upper primary (Years 5 and 6). This course will commence in Week 2, (12th February) and finish in Week 10 (8th April).
Students in Years 3/4 can can register for the Talk for Writing session being held on Thursday afternoons. For more information on this group click here.
(Please note this was previously listed as being a Word Detective group in error)
Presenter: Tina Kilpatrick
Tina has worked extensively with school-age children in the areas of language and literacy, and is dedicated to using evidence-based strategies and resources in her clinical practice. Tina is particularly passionate about using high-quality texts as a vehicle for therapy, and supporting children to transfer their learning to longer pieces of writing, to ensure a meaningful context for intervention.
Time: 3:45pm to 4:45pm - Wednesday Afternoons - first session 12th February 2020
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 complete the relevant group form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 5/6 Wednesday afternoons
DSF Literacy Services has a ‘no refund’ policy. The exception would be when a Professional Learning Course had to be cancelled by the Foundation. All other requests for cancellation will be invited to re-register for another session. Late cancellation (less than 48 business hrs) will necessitate the Foundation deducting an administration fee of $25.00 and transferring the balance to another Professional Learning Course.