Suitable for children commencing Kindergarten in 2021

About our program

Our Program is designed to help your child confidently approach tasks, work in groups, interact with their peers appropriately, build phonological awareness skills, learn basic written expression and numeracy skills, follow instructions, develop independence and so much more!

What will the group target?

Your child will develop their skills in the following areas:

  • Pre-literacy/ literacy
  • Active listening & following instructions
  • Classroom Vocabulary
  • Answering class based questions
  • Story comprehension
  • Story-telling
  • Giving WH-answers (e.g. who/where)
  • Sequencing events for ‘NEWS’ time
  • Social skills
  • Turn – taking /sharing
  • Following classroom rules
  • Developing cooperative play skills
  • Self-help skills

What are the requirements for this program?

When does the school readiness group run? 

Our School Readiness Program runs once a year for children attending kindergarten. You can click on the link below to register your interest in our next group using the inquiry form on our contact page. Please be aware that all new clients to HDST, including clients that have not been previously assessed by a speech pathologist, will be advised to attend a 30 minute screening consultation that will allow us to determine your child’s abilities and tailor the groups to their needs.

January school holidays
An intensive of 5 sessions in 1 week
Click to register your interest for our next holiday group!

How much does it cost?

Upon registering your interest online, or through your therapist (for current clients), you will be provided with information on the specific costs for the program. Rebates are available for clients with private health insurance and NDIS funding. Please note that payments are upfront and non-refundable. As part of attending the program, each child will receive a take home pack and a complementary education session for their parent/carer/s.

More information on school readiness

NSW Government – Starting Kindergarten
Learning Potential – Is your child ready for big school?
Raising Children – Starting primary school (ASD)
Kid Sense Child Development – School Readiness