School Readiness Help
We support you to help your child develop their communication and social skills, to ease their transition to the school setting.
How can Zanda help?
“Prep Ready” Group Program: Term 4, 2019
In addition to our 1:1 sessions, we will also be offering a “Prep Ready” school readiness group Term 4, 2019. This group will be run by a Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist, for 1.5 hours per week during Term 4 2019.
Please complete the form below to register your child for this group.
What does ‘school readiness’ really mean?
School readiness refers to whether a child has the knowledge, skills and behaviours that allow them to transition to school easily and successfully. It’s not just about academic skills like reading, writing and counting- it’s so much more!
How can you tell if your child is ready for school?
There are a broad range of skills that are referred to when we talk about ‘school readiness’.
Receptive Language (understanding) Your child’s ability to understand the words they hear. E.g. understanding a teacher’s instructions and understanding stories
Expressive language (talking) Being able to speak clearly and use sentences that can be understood by other people (e.g. talking to other kids or other adults)
Articulation Being able to clearly say individual sounds in words. By the age of 5, children should be able to use most speech sounds, but still may have difficulties with ‘s’, ‘r’, ‘l’, and ‘th’
Social Skills Being able to follow social norms (e.g. taking turns in conversation and looking at the speaker), get along with other children, solve social problems, and being able to play with other children
Emotional Development Being able to understand and manage their emotions, as well as be part of large groups with only small amounts of adult contact