Literacy Lights Program

What is the Literacy Lights Program?

The Literacy Lights program is a literacy program for preschool and primary school aged children to assist with developing reading and writing skills. The program draws from a number of well know evidence-based literacy interventions, as well as resources directly created by our principal psychologist Elizabeth Sulikowski. These resources are tailored to each individual child or group, and information from assessments can be used to guide development. This allows for highly specilaised and targeted skill development based on your child’s cognitive and academic profile. 

What is the aim of the program?

The Literacy Lights program aims to begin learning where your child is currently at and to help them develop an interest and desire to learn more. This is achieved by making sure sessions are primarily fun for children. Many children who struggle academically have poor self-esteem as a result and are often reluctant and anxious when it comes to learning activities.

Literacy Lights program focuses on engaging children through unique and creative approaches to ensure learning is a joy. When children have fun learning they want to learn more, and when they are able to see their progress they grow in confidence; approaching learning with a renewed attitude.

We strongly believe in enabling every child to experience learning success and to create an environment that supports this through various games, activities and multisensory approaches to learning literacy.

What areas are targeted in the sessions?

Literacy Lights classes are individual to each group of children and children are grouped with peers who are similar in age and ability level. The different skills covered in the program depend on what level your child is at but generally include the following:

  • Learning phonics and letter recognition
  • Learning to blend and segment sounds
  • Using decoding and encoding skills to learn to read and write
  • Understanding patterns and rules of the English language
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Writing structure and flow

 

Would my child benefit from Literacy Lights?

Children who are struggling with their reading and writing at school, or do not have confidence in their literacy skills would benefit from Literacy Lights. Children who have English as a second language and are needing some additional support would benefit. If you would like your preschool child to get a head start before school, then the Literacy Lights program would also be suitable for your child.