Services for At-risk Readers

Services for At-Risk Readers

A child with reading challenges is a child we can help thrive. Let us help turn reading from a challenge into an adventure.

Getting Started

We begin with a simple question: what brought you here? There are many reasons why a child may struggle with reading and writing, so it is important for us to understand your child’s unique experience with language and language education. We will look for some classic difficulties such as problems with fluency, spelling, or reading comprehension. Perhaps your child is reading below grade level or has a specific learning disability diagnosis. Whatever your situation may be, we are here to help.

Our Approach

We focus on building skills that will improve your child’s ability engage more fully and effectively with language and that will help her read and write with greater ease. For example, we may begin by focusing on sound-symbol correspondence and phonemic awareness–skills important to a child’s ability to pair words and word-parts with certain sounds. We will study morphology (word formation) and help your child develop fluidity and speed by providing comprehension strategies. We emphasize the child’s ability to use language both as a means of expression and as a tool for understanding and communicating in both spoken and written contexts.

Step One

We begin our work by learning about your child’s developmental history, paying particular attention to your own observations. We will try to understand what difficulties with language education your child has experienced thus far and assess your child through direct interaction. This initial assessment, and our communication with you, will give us a good understanding of where we need to begin our journey together.

Empowering You

In everything we do, we strive to empower you and your family as you navigate the landscape of rights, responsibilities, and resources. Our experience with both direct practice and educational policy will help us empower you you navigate the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process, seek resources, and understand the laws that pertain to you and your family. We can help you discover what accommodations and modifications may be available to your family and serve as companions to you on your journey.

The Next Step

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