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The Literacy Foundation for Children is a charity that helps build brighter futures for children with learning disabilities. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability and 90 to 95 per cent of children with dyslexia can learn to read and write if they receive the right instruction. While learning disabilities, including dyslexia, are recognised Australia-wide, there is no specific government funding or policy to support these children, meaning some children miss out on getting the help they need. The Foundation helps these families by providing financial support to offset some of the costs associated with these support services.
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Key Information for Parents of Children with Learning Needs
by Gail Northcote & Dr Jason McGowan
Learning difficulties are not only frustrating for the student – they create stress for the family. When a child is struggling at school, parents have to support the child emotionally as well as navigate the best way forward. This can be time consuming and expensive which impacts across the family.
The first question to be answered is – does this student have a problem and how serious is it? There are so many factors that impact learning: motivation, aspirations, interests, experience, cultural background, strengths, family dynamics and more. Children learn in their own way and at their own pace, so when is it time to investigate further?
Professional Development for Teachers
Would your child’s school be interested in holding a seminar about literacy and learning disabilities? To find out more, go to our School Seminars brochure.
Did you know that donations to the Foundation are tax deductible?
Consider making a donation to help a child with a learning disability. As the Foundation is run soley by volunteers the administrative costs are very minimal, so we are glad to say that the vast majority of all donations and funds raised are distributed to the families of children requiring support.
Make a Donation at GiveNow
The Foundation is now listed with Containers for Change; we’re just waiting on our listing as a charity on their website to be finalised. If you would like to donated your unwanted bottles and cans to creative positive change, you can include the code C10240836 when you drop off your bottles and cans to a recycle location.
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Just like everyone else.” -Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
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