If I loved the Club Yicketty Yak Program, can my child do the program again for another term?
Yes. This will depend on the child’s skills and whether the program is useful now for their capabilities.
At the end of the program, your child will be assessed and a report generated which will indicate whether they will benefit from further attendance at the same level of the group they have attended or a group that offers extension skills at a higher level.
Some children may benefit from another term to enable deepening of their learning and achieving confidence in the skills they are obtaining. As we have a close watch on our participants goals, the Speech Pathologists adjust their tasks in the session to reach their optimal level of learning based on their needs. We may adjust a question to different participants from basic to complex during the same task to account for individual variations. So repeating the group does not mean repeating the material or level of learning that your child previously attended.
- My child attends kindergarten the same day of the group and this is locked in and I still have to pay for the kindergarten attendance.
Unfortunately, we can only cater for the days set down for the program, however based on our schedule, staffing and bookings, we may have other days in the week that you can attend. Check out the Club Yicketty Yak program dates for details.
However, may I suggest that you speak with the team leader and the Director and provide them with the information about the Speech Therapy program as they may support your attendance being aware of your child’s communication and learning challenges. They may assist you by offering you a change in your attendance schedule for this term if you give them adequate notice so that this does not impact their business operations and bookings. They may offer a make up day in some instances, but it is best to advise them of all the dates for attendance in the 10 week Program. We work collaboratively with your kindergarten and school as joint stakeholders in your child’s education and communication success.
Be mindful that for some children your kindergarten may have supported your child’s integration into their Kindergarten program with allocation of additional support staff through disability funding. This may have involved coordination and booking a staff member and accounting for their wages on these days. It is important to provide early notice to enable any changes to be given.