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Education Queensland Link: A Flying Start

Reading Strategies Programs

An excellent site for parents and grandparents looking for information about improving your children or grandchildren’s reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. All free downloads. It is also a program to volunteer to read with children in the local community school. Join in and give and receive a wealth of smiles and enjoyment. You can feel free and join us to know more about our services, products, online courses and programs.

Find a great playgroup and help your child to grow in confidence, social skills and intelligence.

Do you, as a parent, need help with Literacy and Numeracy?

Literacy and numeracy are essential skills which families need to succeed in their everyday lives.

If parents and carers need assistance to develop their reading, writing, English language and numeracy skills, help is only a phone call away. Offers adults the chance to improve their reading, writing and numeracy.

The council also offers information about courses held throughout the state and other services for those with English as their second language.

QCAL is a voluntary non-profit organisation representing Adult Literacy in Queensland. QCAL promotes literacy as the key to effective life-long learning for all. It seeks to establish and maintain opportunities for adult members of the community to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

Translation support and services

The Queensland Government refers people needing help with English translation to these organisations:

  • Telephone interpreters Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS), Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).The Translating and Interpreting Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is accessible from anywhere in Australia. Visit for more information. acts as a collection and dispatch service for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). For more information visit .
  • Directory of Accredited Practitioners of Translating and Interpreting.
  • Yellow PagesTranslators and interpreters can be found in the under ‘Interpreters’ and/or ‘Translators’.

Other Specialist Consultants in Queensland:

Great site for parents with children who have behavioural disturbances and sensory motor or sensitivity issues. Sue Larkey is uniquely positioned within the education system having taught both as a primary school teacher and a special education teacher. She is a highly qualified educator who has taught students with autism spectrum disorder in the mainstream and special schools. She combines practical experience with extensive research having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently working towards her Doctorate of Education, focusing on inclusive education. (Copied from the Sue Larkey website)

Consultants providing quality professional development to teachers, teacher aides, schools and systems

Consultants providing professional services for parents in speech, occupational therapies, integrated therapies, tutoring Burpengary Qld.

They also provide professional development for teachers, schools and parents.

Find out about Brain Gym, training and where to find a registered and qualified practitioner

A comprehensive selection of books available for parents, teachers, practitioners and those interested in keeping their brains, body and learning to potential. Great ideas about nutrition. Definitely worth a review of all the incredible resources Barry Summerfield has available. You can order books on line, pay securely and in the blink of an eye your book is with you through the post!