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 (Spring)

2020 Winter Registration March 23rd – June 3rd:

Mount Saint Vincent University — Tuesday & Thursday (4:40 – 5:40 or 5:55 – 6:55)

Harbour View Elementary School — Monday & Wednesday (4:15 – 5:15, 5:30 – 6:30 or 6:45 – 7:45)

St. Joseph’s Alexander Elementary School — Monday & Wednesday (3:10 – 4:10 or 4:25 – 5:25)

Registration $360 for 18 instructional hours

Click here for Spring Registration Form: Spring 2020 registration form

For further Information please contact the LINKS Program Manager, Becca Levick at 423-0577 or via email at 

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