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 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.