Talkabout Literacy | Telethon Speech & Hearing

Talkabout Literacy

Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Talkabout Literacy 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.

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)

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

Classes are available for Year One and Two students with sessions running on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For all enquiries contact our Family Liaison Officer ( or call 9387 9888.

Our Talkabout Literacy teachers are certified Sounds~Write practitioners.


What families have to say about Talkabout Literacy:

“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!”


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


“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).”


“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 her had without this program.”


Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Talkabout Literacy is a literacy support program for Year 1 and 2 students.