LINKS Program

The LINKS Literacy Program is a literacy program designed for children who are experiencing  difficulty in reading skills development, which may be attributable to a learning disability. LINKS is dedicated to helping children become competent, independent learners, through the experience of good books, and opportunities for good writing.

The LINKS Literacy Program is for elementary age children who are at least one year behind in reading/writing development.   It is geared for children with a learning disability, although an official diagnosis is not necessary.  A learning disability is a disorder that affects how a person understands and uses information.  The disorder affects the ability to learn, in spite of average to above-average intelligence and can affect specific areas such as: speech and language development, coordination,  organization and social skills.

An assessment will be conducted by the LINKS Coordinator to determine a student’s  potential candidacy for the program.  The assessment consists of formal tests, informal observation and parental input.

Children participating in the program will  attend 60-minute sessions two times per week (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs in Halifax or Mon/Wed in Dartmouth) for a total of 10 weeks.

For more information about LINKS please see the following documents:

1. LINKS Brochure: LINKS Brochure NEW (2), Feb 2019

2. Frequently Asked Questions: Frequently Asked Questions

3. LINKS Lesson Plan: LINKS Lesson

4. LINKS App Guide: App Guide

LINKS Fall Program:

Dear LINKS Families, 

Our fall LINKS will begin the first week of October and will offer opportunities for in-person sessions or distance sessions this year. In persons sessions will be offered at the following locations:

Halifax Location TBA Monday / Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00 & 5:15 – 6:15 (Oct 4th – Dec 6th)

Sycamore Lane Elementary (Lower Sackville) Tuesdays / Thursday 4:15- 5:15 & 5:30 – 6:30 (Oct 5th – Dec 9th)

Harbour View Elementary (Dartmouth) Monday / Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00 & 5:15 – 6:15 (Oct 4th – Dec 6th)

Rockingstone Heights Elementary (Spryfield) Tuesday / Thursday 4:15 – 5:15 & 5:30 – 6:30 (Oct 5th – Dec 9th)

For the distance program, students who participate must have access to the following:

  • Students must have access to a reliable internet connection
  • Students must have access to a device capable of running Google Suite and in-browser aps
    • if not already integrated into their primary device, students will need access to headphones/speakers, a microphone, and a camera.
    • Smartphones are discouraged as a primary device due to limitations posed by screen size.

Contact Becks at 902.423.0577 with any questions regarding registration.

Regards,

Becks Levick, Program Manager

For further Information please contact the LINKS Program Manager, Becks Levick at 423-0577 or via email at links@chisholm4children.ca 

(Office Hours Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM)