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:

In respecting the safety and well being of the children we provide literacy support for and the LINKS Literacy Instructors,  the Spring LINKS Literacy Program has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A modified program may be offered if the public schools reopen. Please stay tuned for more information. Any parent who has registered for the Spring Session will have their fees refunded.  They will maintain their status on the registration list if we are able to offer a modified Spring session. Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe. 

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)