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READING & LITERACY SERVICES

Our Speech-Pathologists Come to You!

“Learning to read is a challenge for 30% of children today.”

Decoding & Learning to Read

A key component in reading development known as phonemic awareness refers to the knowledge of spoken sounds in language and how these sounds blend together to form words, phrases and sentences. Developing the knowledge of the sound system and their corresponding letters is essential to the process of learning to read and spell.

Reading Comprehension & Reading to Learn

If a child is not able to read by the end of third grade, the odds are great that he or she will never catch up. And the effects of falling behind can be devastating.

Reading comprehension difficulty occurs frequently in children who are actually good decoders and spellers. The breakdown in reading comprehension can occur due to: inadequate vocabulary, grammar and syntactical skills to organize and interpret the written message efficiently; reduced working memory resulting in difficulties with holding information long enough to be adequately processed; and difficulty with higher order thinking skills.

Children who participate in our reading programs will receive intervention in the Big 5 Areas of Reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Through the use of a multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham based approach to literacy, young readers will be exposed to a diverse approach to literacy learning.

Contact us to schedule an appointment at info@speechassociates.ca or by phone:416–800–4259 / GTA, 289–805–0048 / Mississauga, 905–581–0362 / Hamilton

Speech therapy home service is available in Toronto and the GTA including: Durham (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Brooklyn, Courtice), Halton / Peele (Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Milton), Hamilton, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, and York Region (Markham, Vaughan, Maple, Woodbridge, King City, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Thornhill)