Literacy refer to the ability to communicate, to share and to express feelings, to give and receive information, and to understand ideas and develop thoughts.

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There are two main literacy skills:

  • Reading and Writing

Being able to listen with understanding and communicate (by writing and speaking) with others, helps build a child’s self and social confidence, contributing to their personal development and growth. Being able to read allows a child to discover new things, expands the imagination and develops the mind. Thus, language and literacy lay an important foundation for the development of a child’s of thinking and learning.

Children with poor listening or speaking skills show signs of language impairment. Consequently, children with language impairment also struggle with reading difficulties, have comprehension issues and face learning challenges.

Children with impaired language and literacy development are at greater risk for later academic difficulties, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, social difficulties, and behaviour problems (e.g. ADHD). Early language and literacy interventions can have a significant impact on a child, and to achieve that, we can help!

Key Highlights of Our Literacy Program

Comprehensive Developmental Milestone Assessment

We have a wide array of tests/assessments that we can use to assess your child’s language and literacy skills from a developmental perspective – this means that we focus not on your child’s biological age, but the age at which they function linguistically.

We assess your child’s developmental literacy skills in five core aspects:

  • Cognitive
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Numeracy – the ability to understand and work with numbers
  • Language

The tests provide you and us a deeper understanding of your child’s specific strengths and weaknesses and shed light into any underlying issues your child might be facing.

Individualised and Targeted Approach

Based on your child’s test results, we will develop a personalised program plan that targets your child’s language and literacy weaknesses. Our developmental milestones approach ensures that the training program is specifically catered to your child’s learning abilities and needs.

Focus on underlying Cognitive Abilities

Integrating our expertise in cognitive development and training, our language and literacy program also works on weak underlying cognitive abilities that might be the root cause of your child’s language and literacy difficulties. These include:

  • Auditory processing skills — the ability to discern sound codes, critical for listening or comprehension
  • Visual processing skills — the ability to picture, manipulate, organise, comprehend and think with visual information
  • Attention skills — the ability to sustain, divide and select information

Empower your child to achieve more through Literacy!

Find out how Literacy can impact your child’s learning and cognitive development today! The first step is to get in touch with us, to schedule an appointment so that we can get to know you, and help you understand your child better. Contact us today!