Speech-Language Pathologists have extensive knowledge of and experience treating many challenges related to development of reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension, including:
- Language and its subsystems, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
- Phonological Awareness, such as rhyming, alliteration, blending, and segmenting
- Speech-Sound Disorders
- Higher-order thinking skills
Reading disorder frequently co-occurs with other neurodevelopmental disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), anxiety and depressive disorders, and conduct disorders. Speech-Language Pathologists have received extensive training in working with individuals with a range of needs and comorbidities.
What does a reading session look like at Emerge?
Each session will start with visual and auditory/kinesthetic drill of previously taught concepts in order to support memory and automaticity. Then, your child will be taught a new concept and practice knowledge and application via personalized multi-sensory experiences, reading, and spelling activities.
When your child starts reading sessions, they will be provided with a take-home folder and “tool kit” to assist with daily at-home practice. You will be provided with a script and list of tips for supporting your child.
Here are some red flags for early reading development:
- Trouble rhyming
- Trouble clapping syllables
- Trouble determining what sound a word starts with
- Trouble remembering letters and their sounds
- Avoids reading
Common reasons for seeking support:
- Your child dislikes reading and avoids it
- Your child has trouble recognizing sight words
- Your child has difficulty sounding out and blending new and familiar words
- Your child has difficulty segmenting and spelling new and familiar words
- Your child has difficulty understanding and participating in sound games that include rhyming, alliteration, and syllable clapping
- Your child has difficulty answering comprehension questions about an oral or written passage
- Your child sounds stilted with little variation in their intonation
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