Does your child need support with reading?
Are they struggling with spelling?
Does their handwriting need support?
We can help with focused, specialised one-to-one support lessons with a trained Waldorf teacher using a linguistic phonic system that intergrates with the Waldorf philosophy .
The Sound Reading System (SRS) teaches the alphabetic code. It is a ‘linguistic phonic’ programme that enables the learner to decode words easily for reading and writing by using a sound –to –symbol code. ‘Linguistic phonic’ simply means that all the spellings for each spoken sound are accounted for. SRS works on the principle that whole words can be built up from sounds represented by letters. This fits in perfectly with the Waldorf approach of working from the whole to the part. The reverse is also true: words may be broken down into different letters or groups of letters, which represent spoken sounds. Example: S-ou-n-d R-ea-d-i-ng
In the initial meeting we will assess where your child is, in relationship to their understanding of sounds and letters. Once we have an indication as to their level of understanding we will begin working with them to develop their skills.
This initial meeting where we assess their status counts as one of your 10 sessions. Each session will be approximately 20 to 30 mins long.
It is important that the parent who will assist the child outside the lessons is present for every session, so that they understand how we are using sounds so they can imitate these later.
You will need to commit to working with your child for at least an additional 30 mins during the week at home on homework sheets
You will need the following materials for sessions:
• Small white or chalk board with appropriate writing implement
• Print outs of information I send
Results can be seen relatively soon with most children, but a child may need to work with us on their skills over a longer period depending on rate at which their skills develop.
Block of 10 lessons $200
Literacy Learning Support lessons are based on 1 or 2 (dependant on child and situation)on-line lessons a week.
Fee to be paid in full