For some it has been an issue of broken schooling due to health issues or family issues or language issues for children of non-English speaking families. For some proportion of adults, it may be an issue of a specific learning disability, sometimes called dyslexia. Many people who can manage their everyday literacy and numeracy needs […]
Yes, we can help people with a wide range of literacy or numeracy needs, not just basic literacy. If spelling is your problem, we can suggest a distance course, or some self-help books and resources, or possibly a local course.
Yes. We may be able to suggest a literacy/ numeracy trainer you could employ to come to your workplace or a local class you could refer your employee to. We may be able to provide information about any sources of funding which may be available.
We get calls at the Hotline from people such as: Adults who want to improve their reading and writing. Some need help with basic reading skills, while others can read and write well enough for their everyday needs but may have problems with the reading and writing needed at work or for a course of […]
Dyslexia is a term that really just means ‘has trouble reading and writing’. There can be a lot of different reasons for this but sometimes it is because the person has somehow ‘missed out’ on some important part of their schooling. Just because someone has told you that you have dyslexia, it doesn’t mean that […]
Not really. The courses listed on our database are adult literacy courses that will only accept young people after they have left school. We do have information about a very few other child-specific helplines that may be able to offer assistance to parents.
No, we do not run courses ourselves. We have a list of courses that are run throughout Australia at places such as TAFE colleges, or other training organisations, community centres, or community libraries. We can refer you to one or more of the courses that are run in your area.
One of the experienced adult literacy teachers will answer the phone. You can talk with them about your literacy or numeracy problems and they will be able to suggest a class in your area if that is what you want. These classes are run by organisations such as TAFE, community centres or similar organisations. The […]