Who We Are
The Literacy Specialist supports, supplements and extends classroom teaching, and works collaboratively to implement a quality reading program that is research-based and meets the needs of students. The Literacy Specialist has specialised knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating the literacy program in general, and in designing instruction for individual students. He or she can assess the reading strengths and needs of students and provide that information to classroom teachers, parents, and specialised personnel such as speech and language therapist and occupational therapist in order to provide an effective reading program.
What We Do
Children will learn best when given an appropriate multisensory learning diet. This will lead to accurate and memorable use of phonics and sight words. Determining the most successful learning style can dramatically accelerate the acquisition of phonics. This assertion is backed up by an increasing weight of research. We believe in the multisensory approach experience for the learner, providing the platform for all children to succeed. Multi-sensory teaching naturally employs as many learning types as possible (visual, auditory, tactile, kinaesthetic).
Our approach has been designed to include teaching elements such as:
- tactile and
Our multi-sensory teaching takes place in 6 key activities:
The ratio of activities will vary with age and ability, focusing on areas where most support is required.
Multi-sensory colour-coding program is being used for our students who have difficulties in reading and writing. This program makes phonics far more memorable and engaging. The program supports dyslexic learners, learning disabilities and visual perception disorder. This program employs a unique colour-coding system which links letters and sounds, providing a powerful tool to teach phonics.
Our program consistently colour-codes for the stumbling blocks in reading, specifically the vowels sounds, silent letters and tricky letters which do not show phoneme-grapheme correspondence. Children can find it so easily to read and reading will be much more memorable.