Talkabout Literacy | Telethon Speech & Hearing

Language Support Groups

TSH Talkabout Literacy Classroom
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Is your child finding reading and spelling tricky? Are their oral language and storytelling skills delayed?

Children with speech and language difficulties or disorders are at greater risk of experiencing language and literacy difficulties as they enter formal schooling. This is thought to be the case as both speech and language development, and literacy development rely on some of the same cognitive processes.

Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Language Support Program is a structured and systematic program that supports early literacy development.

The intensive program adopts a synthetic phonics based approach to teaching reading and spelling and also focuses on the continued development of oral skills and written language.

Two hour weekly sessions target:

  • Phonological and phonemic awareness skills
  • Explicit teaching of the alphabetic code
  • Spelling at word and text level
  • Reading at word and text level
  • Polysyllabic words (reading and spelling longer words)
  • Oral language development
  • Written language development
  • Story structure

What families have to say about our program:

"My child can read! She is confident! ... I love it - and more importantly, she LOVES it! We are a happier family as a whole, owing to our years at TSH!"

"The phonological focus has given her the tools and confidence to have a go at deciphering texts in any situation. The readers are also far more appropriate and consistent (in terms of the levels they are pitched at)."

"Fantastic program. Assisted my child to continue to make gains in their understanding of literacy, and increased his confidence in his reading ability."

"Talkabout Literacy consolidated his phonemic awareness and taught him the way he needs to be taught. I don't believe he would have achieved the reading level he has without this program."


Available for students in years 1,2 and 3, TSH’s Language Support Group adopts an evidence-based synthetic phonics approach to teaching reading and spelling and targets oral language development.

Class sizes are capped at 6 and children work in small groups of 3 with a Specialist Teacher or Speech Pathologist and Education Assistant. 

Our Language Support Group Instructors are Sounds~Write and Talk for Writing certified practitioners.

Session days and times

TSH’s Language Support Groups run for blocks of 9 or 10 weeks (in line with school terms). The weekly sessions are 2 hours. Please contact TSH for current days and sessions times.

How to enrol your child

For all enquiries phone 9387 9888 or email us