Innovative, evidence-based literacy program: Changing the lives of adults with Intellectual Disabilities

by | Jun 17, 2022 | Stories

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Latch-On (Literacy and Technology Hands-On) is a literacy program for young adults with intellectual disabilities developed by the University of Queensland and is backed by over 20 years of research.

The program provides opportunities for students to increase their literacy skills in a post-secondary school environment using technology to enhance literacy, self-confidence, independence and work placement opportunities. It also combines traditional literacy and numeracy teaching styles with technology instruction, also including health and fitness education and uses scaffolding activities (activities become more challenging throughout the program).

The LatchOn program has gained so much popularity, it is now launching on the Sunshine Coast.

So, who can participate?

Adults with an intellectual disability who have goals of employment, further education or general independence. Participants should have the ability to sustain concentration and independence required to complete tasks in a classroom environment, the ability to independently care for self and personal hygiene and the ability to access and function within the wider community.

Where and when is the program run?

At Sapphire Support HQ.

The cost is invoiced monthly as a Program of Supports. This cost includes a ratio of 1:3 support, non-face to face time and is subject to change in accordance with the NDIS Price Guide.

How do I register for the next intake?

Simply scan the QR code above to get started or, email Teagan:

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