Special features include literacy activities that are both developmentally and socially appropriate to assist adults with intellectual disabilities to remain active. The team strongly believes in and focuses on inclusive education.

 

Latch-On incorporates a number of special features that set it apart from other literacy programs developed for people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities:

 

  • Small group and individual tuition.
  • Access to computer technology, including literacy software, and the Internet.
  • Linking of computer-based learning with traditional approaches to literacy teaching.
  • Development of maintenance / extension programs.
  • Linking program participants, (current and former) with other young adults across the country through a newsletter developed by the students themselves.
  • Research component investigating ongoing literacy development with a view to program improvement.
  • Nationally recognised as an accredited course (30923QLD Certificate II in Literacy and Technology)
  • Training content and assessment materials mapped to the Foundation Skills Training Package┬áCertificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways (FSK10113)

 

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