Literacy Intensive Program - maximum gains in minimum time
At Brain & Language Connections, our highly popular Literacy Intensive program is recommended for children who are at least 12 months behind in reading, spelling and/or writing, or for those who have been diagnosed with a Specific Learning Disorder such as dyslexia or its various subtypes. The program is fully individualised, with a 1:1 student to Speech Pathologist ratio.
Our literacy program incorporates explicit, direct, systematic, and multi-sensory instruction in reading and spelling/writing, as well as any underlying processing difficulties. We use evidence-based methods including a synthetic phonics approach combined with techniques from Lindamood Bell® Learning Processes, as part of our intensive literacy programs. It is through this combinations that we see results in:
Automaticity in phonological processing, to hasten word attack skills and the ability to self-correct
The ability to remember sequences of letters, to develop sight word recognition
Fluency in contextual reading (through increasing speed of phonetic processing and developing sight words)
The ability to remember words for spelling
Improved reading comprehension skills
How long does the program last?
For the literacy intensive programs completed at Brain & Language Connections, students can attend either a:
FULL program (intensive) – 4 days a week for a minimum of 90 minutes/session (maximum 3 hours/session). This is followed by a partial program.
PARTIAL program – After completion of a minimum of two weeks of the full program, students must attend 1-2 days per week (60-90 minutes per session). Parents/carers are trained (must be present during the sessions), and need to allow 30-45 minutes for practise, approximately 3 times a week.
- Students who attend a minimum 2-week full (intensive) program, will usually continue with the partial program for at least 6 months.
- Students who attend a maximum 6-week full (intensive) program, may not require a partial program.
How to book your child in for a literacy intensive program
All students will have baseline testing completed prior to starting the program. We can accommodate one student at a time during the term, and up to two students in the school holidays.
Brain & Language Connections is not affiliated with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes®, however Speech Pathologists at Brain & Language Connections have been specifically trained by qualified instructors at Lindamood-Bell, in implementing the programs.