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Speech Therapy To Improve Literacy Skills

Our Literacy services are dedicated to supporting the crucial relationship between spoken language and reading and writing skills. We recognise that difficulties in literacy can have far-reaching effects on academic performance and self-confidence. Our therapists use evidence-based practices to address areas such as phonological awareness, decoding skills, reading fluency, and comprehension strategies. We incorporate engaging activities, such as interactive reading and writing exercises, to make learning literacy skills an enjoyable process.

We also focus on early literacy skills in younger children, laying a strong foundation for future reading and writing success. Our collaboration with educators and parents is key, ensuring that our therapy aligns with educational standards and supports classroom learning. By improving literacy skills, we aim to unlock each child’s potential for academic achievement and lifelong learning.

At LEAP Centre, we are deeply committed to fostering literacy development, recognising the profound impact that literacy skills have on educational achievement, personal growth, and lifelong success. Our literacy support programs are carefully designed to cater to the diverse needs of our clients, ranging from young children taking their first steps into reading and writing to older students seeking to enhance their comprehension and expressive abilities. This comprehensive approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to unlock their full potential in literacy.

The Importance of Literacy Development

Literacy encompasses more than just the ability to read and write; it is the foundation upon which learning, communication, and critical thinking skills are built. It enables individuals to navigate the world around them, access information, and participate fully in society. At LEAP Centre, we understand that literacy development is a crucial aspect of education that can significantly influence a person’s academic trajectory and self-esteem.

A key component of our fluency support services is the Lidcombe Program. This program is a behavioural treatment for children who stutter, designed to be administered by a speech pathologist in collaboration with the child’s parents or caregivers. The Lidcombe Program is unique in that it involves parents in the treatment process, teaching them how to use specific techniques to reduce stuttering during their child’s daily interactions.

Based on the individual’s needs, we design tailored literacy programs that employ evidence-based strategies and interventions. These programs may include:

Our literacy programs are dynamic, adapting to the progress and changing needs of our clients. We use engaging materials and activities to make learning enjoyable and effective, fostering a love for reading and writing that extends beyond our sessions.

At LEAP Centre, we have a strong focus on supporting individuals with dyslexia and other specific learning differences that impact literacy. Our therapists utilise dyslexia-friendly teaching techniques and interventions, such as multisensory learning approaches, that can make a significant difference in how these individuals develop literacy skills. We strive to create an inclusive environment where every learner can thrive, regardless of their learning differences.

We believe that literacy development is a collaborative effort between our team, the individual, and their family. Parents and caregivers are integral to the success of our literacy programs, and we actively involve them in the process. This includes providing strategies and resources for supporting literacy development at home, as well as regular updates on progress and achievements.

The impact of our literacy support programs at LEAP Centre is evident in the progress and success stories of our clients. Improved literacy skills not only enhance academic performance but also boost confidence, independence, and engagement in learning. Our clients report increased enjoyment in reading, a greater willingness to participate in classroom activities, and a notable improvement in writing skills.

Choosing LEAP Centre for literacy support means opting for a partner committed to your child’s success. Our evidence-based approach, personalised programs, and dedicated team set us apart. We are passionate about helping our clients overcome literacy challenges, empowering them to achieve their full potential.

Literacy is a critical skill that opens doors to learning and opportunities throughout life. At LEAP Centre, our mission is to provide comprehensive literacy support that addresses the unique needs of each individual, fostering their development into confident readers and writers. If you are seeking literacy support, LEAP Centre is here to offer the expertise, care, and encouragement needed to embark on a successful literacy journey.

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Frequently Asked Question

What services do you offer?

We offer a comprehensive range of therapy services, including occupational therapyspeech therapy, and physiotherapy. Each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients, ranging from developmental therapies for children to rehabilitation and support for adults. We also offer programs such as group sessions, individual sessions, and intensive therapy blocks.

If you or your family member is facing challenges with speech, mobility, daily activities, or other areas of physical and cognitive function, therapy might be beneficial. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our specialists for a professional assessment and personalised recommendations. Please submit your enquiry form to book the consultation. 

Our clinic provides services for all age groups. We have specialised programs for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, ensuring age-appropriate and effective therapy for every client.

Therapy sessions are scheduled based on the individual needs and availability of our clients. Each session typically consists of 45 minutes of direct therapy followed by client/family feedback and therapist documentation/planning.

Our therapists are highly qualified and licensed professionals. They hold degrees in their respective fields and have undergone extensive training and certification. Continuous education is a priority for our team, ensuring we stay updated with the latest therapy techniques and research.

Yes, we actively collaborate with schools, physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to our clients’ care. This multidisciplinary collaboration is essential for holistic treatment planning and effective outcomes. Contact us to collaborate with us! 

Our approach is client-centered, evidence-based, and holistic. We focus on understanding each client’s unique needs and goals, and we tailor our therapy plans accordingly. We emphasise a collaborative approach involving the client, their family, and other professionals as needed.

We accept NDIS funding, private health, medicare, and private pay. For all NDIS self-managed or private paying clients, payment is required on the day of your session. Our administrative team can assist you in understanding your benefits and navigating the billing process. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

Yes we do! In addition to clinic-based sessions, we also offer therapy in the home, daycare settings, or at schools. Sessions outside of the clinic incur a travel fee consistent with the NDIS travel rate guide. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

We welcome and value your feedback. You can provide feedback directly to your therapist, through our reception, or by emailing We are committed to continuous improvement and take your insights seriously.

Absolutely. We understand the importance of a good therapist-client match and will facilitate a change if needed to ensure the best therapeutic experience and outcome.

Getting started is easy. Simply contact us via phone, email, or our website to schedule an initial consultation. During this session, we will discuss your needs and create a personalised therapy plan.

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