“Hoping and praying that your child will ‘get it’ will not rectify a reading difficulty”

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Canberra Reading Clinic –

specialised assistance to improve your child’s reading.

It can be distressing for a parent to realise that their child is not reading like everyone else. Their concerns are invariably placated with a ‘wait and see’ approach. So they wait and see, but the problem persists. Sound familiar?

Hoping and praying that your child will ‘get it’ will not rectify a reading difficulty.

The ‘they’ll come good’ approach is neither a reliable, nor a satisfactory solution. It is a debunked theoretical term, known as ‘developmental lag theory’ or colloquially as the ‘late bloomer’. Studies conducted over several years have shown that students, who begin to ‘lag’ behind, usually end up ‘lagging’ behind their peers for the rest of their schooling.

It is common for a student around the Grade 3 level to fall noticeably behind their classmates. One reason for this is that the vocabulary starts to become more complex and the classroom sees a shift from ‘learning to read’ to ‘learning to read to learn’.

Some may come good without intervention, but it is best if you don’t ‘wait and see’.

A large number of our students at the Clinic are dyslexic. If you require expert assistance, then the Canberra Reading Clinic can provide a supportive and welcoming environment for your child. Our focus is to remediate reading difficulties quickly. We want to change your child’s experience of reading from frustrating to functional to pleasurable. We are not a coaching service and we do not assist with homework per se. Our primary purpose is remediating significant reading deficits.

The Canberra Reading Clinic provides effective, evidence-based programs that assist students to make rapid reading gains. We offer direct, systematic instruction with a synthetic phonics component. Current research (including major reviews into the teaching of reading in Australia, the UK and the US) support this method. The programs have been developed in Australia by leading reading research specialists.

The Canberra Reading Clinic is a proud licensed provider of the MultiLit (Making Up Lost Time In Literacy) programs.