We do a full reading assessment based on the child’s age. We measure reading vocabulary, comprehension on both silent and out loud reading, decoding ability, reading speed and reading accuracy. Our tests incorporate both single word reading and passage reading. A comprehensive report is issued to parents and recommendations for improving skill.
We also conduct: Full verbal and non verbal assessment (IQ), Career Counselling, School Readiness and the Dyslexia Screening test
Cellfield Reading Treatment
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At The Workshop Reading Centre, we offer one on one remedial reading.
Following a psychometric assessment to isolate the specific areas of difficulty, sessions are structured to address the need specific to each child.
Sessions run for 45 – 60 minutes, once or twice a week. For younger children, a portion of the session is spent on the Phonics software, improving Auditory processing skills, concentration skills, and phonological awareness.
For older children, we cover comprehension skills, which are vital, not only in English, but a skill that is necessary in all testing and exam situations.
Material that challenges and develops confidence and self esteem, improving attitudes toward reading are a vital part of our remediation.
These are run at set times during the year on a Saturday morning. The groups are kept small, with a maximum of eight to ten children, to ensure even the shyest child is engaged and participating.
Please contact us for this year’s dates. Should you be unable to attend on these dates, we can arrange a separate workshop at your child’s school, our centre or another venue provided there is a group of at least five children.
Grade 5 Creative Writing
Grade 5 Comprehension
Grade 5 Poetry
Grade 6 & 7 Creative Writing
Grade 6 & 7 Comprehension
Grade 6 & 7 Poetry
Grade 11 Poetry
Teaching Inferential Skills.
The Reading Process
Experiencing the Child with Learning Difficulties
Reading with the Older Child
Consulting for Parents
For parents who wish to directly assist at home, we offer hourly sessions of instruction on how to (age appropriately) read with your child, discuss material and develop reading skills. These consultations can also be arranged for your child’s au pair.