Groups for students commencing years 3-6 & 7-12

About our written expression groups

These groups have been developed to help primary and high school aged students to learn about the macro structure (structure, paragraphing and analysis) and micro structure (use of complex language, spelling, punctuation, language techniques) of written texts. The group serves as a wonderful step up to our Oral Narrative groups. Tasks will also focus on strengthening your child’s ability to interpret questions and construct written responses with greater confidence. All activities will be tailored to the needs of the students in each group.

Who is this group best suited for?

  • Students commencing years 3-6 and 7-12 in the new year
  • Students with average language and literacy abilities, or mild difficulties
  • Students needing help with understanding and producing written texts
  • Students who have previously received therapy targeting their written expression
  • Students have attended our Oral Narrative groups and need further support developing their written narratives
  • Students interested in developing their creative writing skills
My child is having difficulty with constructing oral narratives, what should I do? 

What type of written expression groups are there? 

Our Written Expression groups run for the duration of the school term (i.e. 10 weeks) .You can choose from one of the following streams and 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 required to attend at least a 30 minute screening consultation that will allow us to determine your child’s abilities and tailor the groups to their needs.

Narrative Writing Group
(Years 3-6)

This group aims to teach the structure, complex language, language techniques, punctuation and self-editing that is required to construct a narrative. Participants are also encouraged to share their ideas with their peers and provide feedback in a fun and welcoming group setting

Persuasive & Essay Writing Group
(Years 7-12)

This group aims to teach the structure, complex language, language techniques, punctuation and self-editing that is required to construct a persuasive text or essay. Participants are also encouraged to share their ideas with their peers and provide feedback in a fun and welcoming group setting

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.

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