School Readiness Program

“Skills for School”

Each term, Kids Connect offer a specialist “Skills for School” – School Readiness Program. The program is a specialised supported practice time, designed for children who are enrolled at mainstream Prep in the next calendar year. The program is offered as a term-based or intensive school holiday program.

Each session of the program runs for 1.5 hours and is facilitated by an Occupational Therapist and a Speech Pathologist, who work with your child to give them the best start to school possible.

Children who would most benefit from the program would include those with:

  • Identified language delays
  • Gross and fine motor delays
  • Attention difficulties
  • Reduced social and emotional maturity

The “Skills for School” – School Readiness Program targets:

  • Important pre-literacy skills including:
    • Letter knowledge
    • Sound awareness
    • Syllabification
    • Print knowledge
  • Fine motor skills including:
    • Pencil skills and grip
    • Scissor control
    • Writing own name
  • Functional listening and auditory processing skills
  • Attention for classroom and practice at sitting still tasks
  • Tactile awareness
  • Following classroom routines

Please contact the clinic on 03 9807 1114 or info@kidsconnecttherapy.com.au for specific program times and costs. The program is claimable through FaHCSIA funding.

If you child is new to our clinic we will need to see them for a 60 minute informal assessment so that we can best target their areas of need in the program.

Please note that places in the programs are extremely limited.