Children with learning difficulties or difficulty with written output often have good ideas in their head that their fingers cannot get out.  It is said that writing is the most complex academic task students are asked to perform. Good writing skills are essential for effective communication. At the same time, learning to write well takes time and practice.

The Prospect Centre Writing Skills curriculum draws on aspects of the Orton-Gillingham approach with a key emphasis on development of oral and written language skills at all levels. It is designed to help each student at the skill level appropriate for their age.

A variety of activities and exercises to enhance written expression are taught. They extend from initial sentence writing to reports and essays that are clear and well organized using a step-by-step structure. Examples of several kinds of writing concepts are modelled and practiced. This no-nonsense, easy to follow approach will demystify the writing process and help students eliminate “writing panic”.