Reading and Writing Therapy
The goal of literacy intervention is to target the critical language skills one needs to access the world of written expression. Reading and writing is essential to academic success and beyond. Our trained and experienced Speech-Language Pathologists are able to identify, assess and treat a variety of written language disorders across the lifespan.
Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are all language! But what exactly is literacy?
Five Critical Skills for Literacy Success:
- Phonemic Awareness – the ability to notice, think, and analyze sounds of language
- Phonics – the understanding of sound and letter relationships
- Fluency – the ability to read text accurately, quickly, and with appropriate expression
- Vocabulary – the understanding of words to support reading comprehension
- Text Comprehension – the understanding of what has been written
Does your child have trouble in any of these areas? We can help!
We also provide support and intervention for individuals who have trouble spelling and writing. This includes:
- trouble breaking down words into smaller units
- letter omission, letter sequence reversal, vowel sounds errors, etc.
- difficulty with word bases, prefixes, suffixes, etc.
- confusion of homophones (e.g., bear vs. bare)
- applying rules of grammar to written language
- lack of planning, editing, and/or cohesion of written material
Our intervention is systematic, explicit, and direct to maximize learning through multisensory activities. Our instruction style works to establish that reading and writing is meaningful and fun! Together, we make a powerful and positive impact on children’s language and literacy.