If school is not always easy for your child, you may have mixed feelings about using term break for learning. While we all look forward to rest and relaxation, parents of struggling students have to consider the effect that time off from learning may have.
Term Break instruction is individualised to meet the needs of each student. For example, students can attend for an enrichment program to advance in an area like writing, study skills and test taking. Alumni students might attend for help applying their skills to a new task like story problems or reading fluency.
Students who are currently struggling with reading, comprehension or maths can use their April School Holidays to jump-start a new or ongoing intensive instruction plan. Term break is an opportunity to develop skills that will make school easier.
Ways We Can Help
Academic Prep at Lindamood-Bell
Give your student the learning skills needed for success when facing an academic challenge. Students benefit from our expertise in learning and cognition. Academic Prep is enrichment instruction for students who do not require remediation. We teach:
- Note taking
- Study Skills
- Test taking strategies
- Organisation skills
Sensory-Cognitive Instruction at Lindamood-Bell
Students who are struggling in school, and on tests like NAPLAN, may have a weakness that is affecting learning. Unfortunately, these students typically fall further behind as the year goes on. Students with poor comprehension, critical thinking, writing and memory may have weak concept imagery—the ability to create an imagined gestalt (whole) from language; students who are poor decoders and spellers, or slow readers, may have weak symbol imagery—the ability to visualise letters in words. These difficulties are not only frustrating for a student, but prevent them from accessing school curriculum.
Our unique imagery-language instruction can make a difference. Students can make years of progress in just a few weeks, and continue during the school year—either online or at the learning centre.
- Individualised learning plans
- One-to-one instructor-student ratio
- Research-validated programs
- Welcoming, comfortable environment for all ages
New to Lindamood-Bell? If school is hard for your child, you need to know why and that there is help. Identifying strengths and weaknesses is the first step toward helping your child finish the school year successfully. A learning evaluation will uncover the strengths and weaknesses that are affecting school. In a thorough results consultation, we will discuss an individualised learning plan to make school easier.
Some students come to us with a previous diagnosis such as dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, or a general learning challenge—and we make a difference for each of them.
Some students seek our help to enhance their skills or to just make learning easier—and we do.
Imagine Learning with Us
In just a few weeks our learning centre can help make your child feel more confident and prepared for school. Contact us to get started.
Melbourne: (03) 9815 2949
Sydney Chatswood: (02) 9410 1006
Sydney Double Bay: (02) 9328 7119