Literacy Intervention

Start Smart Tasmania offers synthetic phonics intervention to address reading and spelling difficulties. This explicit, structured, multi-sensory approach is not only considered to be the ‘gold standard’ for the treatment and remediation of dyslexia, but is suitable for people of all ages who are struggling to master written print. All instructors have qualifications in either MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) or OG (Orton-Gillingham) intervention. Therapy is delivered in hour long, 1:1 sessions. Please contact us to discuss how this therapy could help.


Maths Intervention

Delivered in weekly, 60 minute sessions, Multisensory Maths Intervention is an explicit, structured and sequential approach that uses manipulatives as part of the 'Build, Say, Write' process to develop a strong foundation of fundamental mathematical concepts and skills. The intervention targets new skills while continuously reviewing and integrating topics and concepts presented previously. Intervention is tailored for students of all ages.


Phoneme Fun

It is estimated that 90% of students with literacy learning challenges have difficulties with their phonological awareness (PA) skills, including breaking words into syllables, identifying and generating rhyming words, breaking words into sounds, combining sounds to make words and, at a higher level, manipulating sounds in words. Our small group intervention program, Phoneme Fun, develops these skills in a fun and engaging way, facilitated by a speech pathologist and literacy instructor.


Magical Morphemes

Morphemes, such as prefixes, suffixes and base or root words, are the smallest meaningful units of meaning. Knowledge of morphemes is not just important for reading and spelling, but also vocabulary and comprehension. Magical Morphemes is an intervention offered to students who are well suited to working in a small group, who have completed our 1:1 literacy program, and are ready to dive into morphology - the study of words and their parts.