Mid Year Reports

All parents have now received a mid year report on their child’s progress. In many cases, the reports do not always clearly indicate the child’s weaknesses or areas of concern. Children in years 3,5,7 and 9 have also completed the NAPLAN tests. Though the results have not been released at this stage, some teachers have indicated to parents that there is some concern about how their child is going in literacy at school. If you are concerned with how your child is going in any of the literacy subjects such as reading comprehension, spelling, writing and word recognition, now is the time you should be looking for ways to address these weaknesses. A comprehensive assessment and an individual program designed to address them is offered by the Clinic. Assessments will be offered in the second week of the school holidays.

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Reading Support Perth

Applecross Literacy Clinic Can Improve your Reading by offering the best Reading Support Perth has.

reading-support-perthBeginning readers often struggle with word recognition. A weak visual memory makes it difficult for them to build up a bank of words they know automatically. It also affects their recall of basic phonic patterns (e.g. b-oa-t, r-ai-n). This makes the decoding (sounding out) of unknown words difficult. Some students also have very poor blending skills and cannot ‘hear’ the word they are sounding out. The Clinic has programs designed to develop both auditory and visual memory, that’s why we consider Applecross Literacy Clinic offers the best reading support Perth has.

If you are looking for the best Reading Support Perth has, you have found a solid learning framework that works at Applecross Literacy Clinic.

As the students become older, some have difficulty in gaining meaning from a text. This skill can be affected by poor word recognition skills, inaccurate reading and poor comprehension skills or a combination of factors, all of which reinforces why you should choose the best reading support Perth has on offer for your child. The Clinic aims to improve a student’s comprehension skills by teaching them to idea load, predict and substantiate answers from the text. A wide variety of texts and comprehension skills are tackled.

The best Reading Support Perth can offer.

Students need to learn to adjust the speed at which they read according to the task they are being asked to perform. Many students do not realise that reading a novel for pleasure requires a different pace of reading to that required when reading a text for detailed information.

The Clinic offers students of all levels opportunities to develop and reinforce comprehension skills appropriate to their age. For even more Reading Support Perth information click this link to learn about Learning Difficulties Perth.

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Improve Students Writing Skills

Applecross Literacy Clinic can significantly  Improve Students Writing Skills

Students referred to the clinic frequently do not have an understanding of basic sentence structures. They do not use the basic conventions of writing such as full stops and capital letters correctly or consistently. Their writing is often simplistic.

Back to Basics will Improve Students Writing Skills

improve students writing skillsTo improve students writing skills, the Clinic aims to make students aware of the three basic sentence types-simple, compound and complex sentences. They are taught how to write carefully structured paragraphs using a variety of sentence types correctly.

When students are able to write simple paragraphs correctly, they are shown how to add interest and variety to their writing. To improve students writing skills this involves introducing adjectives, adverbs, phrases and clauses to make their writing more interesting to read.

Frameworks to Improve Students Writing Skills

To improve students writing skills, we also aim to give them the frameworks necessary when asked to write longer and more complex pieces of work. These include narratives, reports, procedures etc.

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Many students are reluctant writers and need to be encouraged to expand their ideas and express them in a logical, sequential and correct manner. With consistent, structured practice they become more confident in doing this. Applecross Literacy Clinic can improve students writing skills.

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Literacy for Dyslexic Students

Applecross Literacy Clinic can help with literacy for dyslexic students.

literacy for dyslexic studentsMany parents contact the Clinic with concerns that their child may have a specific learning disability such as dyslexia. In most cases this is not the case-rather the child has neural immaturities. This means that the child is not ‘ready’ to begin literacy and will need some support to help them develop the necessary skills. For this very reason you need structured learning programs to help with literacy for dyslexic students.

Understanding literacy for dyslexic students.

Some children, however may be dyslexic. It has to be remembered that dyslexia is not an intellectual disability but is the result of difficulties processing information, particularly that which is related to the sounds of language. It is common for these children to recognise a word one day and not the next, to forget how to spell words very quickly and to spell the same word several different ways within the same passage. They have trouble putting their ideas down on paper, but can verbalise them quite well. This is why literacy for dyslexic students needs a unique approach in the learning process.

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Unique learning to help literacy for dyslexic students.

While there is no ‘quick fix’ for dyslexia, it must be remembered that children with dyslexia learn differently. They are able to learn when given a highly structured and sequential program-designed for their individual needs. The Clinic aims to find learning methods suitable for the individual. Applecross Literacy Clinic specialise in literacy for dyslexic students.

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One on One tutoring
Small Groups - 2 children of same age and similar profile
Cater for students from a wide area
All qualified teachers with current WACOT registration.
Police Clearances are held by ALL tutors
ALL tutors have undergone additional training to run our programs


Benchmark standardised tests to get initial levels
Programs are written for individual students based on assessments
Tests that may be used include ... PAL, CELF, WIAT-II, TOLD, TOWL etc.
Reassessments encouraged after 6 months to check on progress and changes are made if necessary to the programs

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