Linking Language to Learning is a literacy program designed for children who are experiencing difficulty in reading skills development, which may be attributable to a learning disability. LINKS is dedicated to helping children become competent, independent learners, through the experience of good books, and opportunities for good writing.
Who is LINKS for?
Linking Language to Learning is for elementary age children who are at least one year behind in reading/writing development. It is geared for children with a learning disability, although an official diagnosis is not necessary. A learning disability is a disorder that affects how a person understands and uses information. The disorder affects the ability to learn, in spite of average to above-average intelligence and can affect specific areas such as: speech and language development, coordination, organization and social skills.
An assessment will be conducted by the LINKS Coordinator to determine a student’s potential candidacy for the program. The assesment consists of formal tests, informal observation and parental input.
Children participating in the program will attend 60-minute sessions two times per week (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs in Halifax or Mon/Wed in Dartmouth) for a total of 10 weeks.
“My child is more confident and as an added bonus really enjoyed attending LINKS”
“In the past I used to have to fight with him to read- he really enjoys going everyday”
“She is so proud of her accomplishments”
“The 1:1 support has made such a difference- all the tutors are so professional and just fantastic”
“His reading has improved as has his overall confidence level”
“Even the Resource Teacher has noticed the improvement”
“School and Home are very pleased with the change in her attitude towards reading – thank you”
“He has progressed from a non-reader to a child with basic reading skills in a very short time.”