SOUND CONNECTIONS THE SOUND CONNECTIONS CENTRES
Calgary: (403) 453-0066
Red Deer: (403) 347-3050
Literacy and Language
Helping children reach their Potential!
 
Theres always fun to be had whilst learning at Sound Connections

WELCOME TO SOUND CONNECTIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS!
To our Sound Connection's Centre in Red Deer for winning the 2013 Best of Red Deer New Business Readers Choice Award!

Well done Red Deer!



To
see the Ministry of Education's video interviews regarding Sound Connections, please "Click Here" and scroll down to "School District 5 - Sound Connections"


Welcome, children, parents, carers and educators. You are viewing this web site because you care about children and want them to fulfil their potential. We hope that we can assist you with this with our fun, multi-sensory programs designed to make your child laugh and learn.

Good literacy and language skills are at the foundation of our children’s education and will affect their abilities and development throughout their school lives and onwards into their post educational careers.

With over 20 years in the making, Sound Connections is a specialized set of programs designed to develop phonological awareness (awareness of the sound structure of language), reading and writing and oral language. It is more than a program; it is a philosophy towards intensive intervention and stimulation of a child’s brain where potential learning needs could be addressed even before they emerge.

The Sound Connections Programs were written by Annette Rogers; currently a Registered and practicing Speech and Language Pathologist in British Columbia. Annette has over 20 years experience with children and holds additional qualifications in learning disabilities and early childhood studies. In 2007, and again in 2010, Annette was nominated for the Council of the Federation Literacy Award and her contribution to promoting literacy was acknowledged by Gordon Campbell.

Again in 2010, the Province of British Columbia acknowledged Annette by presenting her with an Honourable Mention for her work in creating Sound Connections (for further details follow this "link").

(Above) Annette Rogers being presented with the 2010 Council of the Federation Literacy Award Honourable Mention in recognition of outstanding achievement in literacy (November 2011).

 

The Sound Connections Programs were edited by Richard Rogers, an educator with over 25 years experience who specializes in learning disability.

In 2009, School District No. 5 was awarded a substantial BC Provincial Government grant to make Sound Connections available in every elementary school kindergarten class within the district. Impressive data has also been submitted to the Network of Performance Based Schools since 2004.

Sound Connections finally made its way to Alberta. Its first independent Centre is located in Calgary and has been open since February of 2010.  It continues to expand and the second centre is now open in Red Deer.

At Sound Connections - we have FUN!

 

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