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 Literacy Program Update:

Dear LINKS families, 

I hope everyone has had a happy and healthy Summer.   As many of you know, the HRCE schools are  limiting use of their facilities to the public in keeping with the current Back to School plan, and as such, the LINKS program will not be able to run in-person programming for our Fall term.

However, over the Summer, we successfully launched our LINKS Distance model of online instruction! This Fall we will once again offer distance programming for students, running from the last week of September into December as after school, at-home instruction. This program is entirely online, therefore, students who participate must have access to the follow:

  • 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.

For your convenience, the 2020 Fall Distance LINKS registration form is attached.  You may register by phone (902.423.0577), fax (902.422.3725), email (links@chisholm4children.ca ) or in person (5724 South St, Halifax).  Contact Becca at 902.423.0577 with any questions regarding registration.

We look forward to seeing you in the new term at LINKS!

Regards,

Becca Levick, Program Manager

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

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