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2. 5-8 Years

Children aged between 5 – 8 years will be transitioning to school. Some children may who the following signs and may have a developmental delay. Speak to your general practitioner should you have any concerns so you can access the next steps.

  • Speaking- mispronunciations, slow word finding, grammatical errors persist
  • Phonological awareness- cannot appreciate the individual sounds in words heard, spoken, or read
  • Reading and Spelling- Difficulty learning to sound-out words for reading and spelling - relies on sight words, reading is slow and effortful and common errors include adding or omitting sounds in words
  • Sequencing- errors when reading -says "was" for saw or "steam" for stream, telling an event in order
  • Auditory memory- difficulty holding multi-step directions
  • Handwriting- awkward pencil grip, presses hard on the paper
  • Focus- trouble concentrating/ wears out before a task is done
  • Self esteem- begins to experience failure and frustration

 

Links/Contacts

Child Care Access Hotline 1800 670 305

Raising Children Network (5-8 year specific). raisingchildren.net.au/school_age/school_age.html

Parentline 1300 30 1300 Parentline offer a number of sources of information for parenting issues and concerns relating to primary school aged children. parentline.com.au/parenting-information/children.php

Playgroup Association of NSW 1800 242 636 www.playgroupnsw.com.au

Association for Children with a Disability NSW www.acdnsw.org.au

Early Childhood Intervention Australia (NSW) www.eciinfoline.org.au

For school age children (5-8): www.schools.nsw.edu.au/studentsupport/programs/disability.php

Good Beginnings National Parenting Program www.goodbeginnings.net.au

Parenting NSW www.parenting.nsw.gov.au

Parenting South Australia www.parenting.sa.gov.au

Fathers Direct www.fathersdirect.org

Kids Matter offer a range of fact sheets www.kidsmatter.edu.au/early-childhood/resources-support-childrens-mental-health/information-sheet-index-0

International

Founders Network Canada www.founders.net

National Parent Information Network (US) www.nfpi.org