Dyslexia SPELD Foundation: BOOST Program

Empowering parents and teachers to support their children’s literacy development and enhance their learning ability.

The Fogarty Foundation continues to work with the Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation supporting the delivery of the powerful BOOST program, teaching parents of children in Kindergarten through to Year Two about how literacy skills develop and how they can help their children learn to read.

Very few children (about 5%) will learn to read effortlessly, just by experimenting with the books they are surrounded by. Parents have a crucial role in developing their child’s literacy skills. Children have the best opportunity to thrive in a home environment, where reading and writing are valued skills and where it is fun and write.

The BOOST program assists parents to learn specific skills to help their children develop their literacy skills, and thereby enhancing their learning ability during school and beyond.

In 2019, the Foundation partnered with Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation to fund the delivery of BOOST into another 4 Fogarty EDvance Network schools, reaching over 300 parents during the three-year partnership. The schools are supported with workshops and take home materials, developing practical strategies and activities to build their children’s literacy skills.

The opportunity to understand the process of encouraging my child to read has been great.

Parent BOOST Program

The BOOST program has two delivery modes:

For more information on the BOOST Program visit the Dyslexia SPELD Foundation website.

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