Children with speech and language disorders are at increased risk for reading and writing difficulties. Speech-language pathologists support communication - both oral and written. Often children who struggle to learn to read have other learning challenges. These challenges can make it even more difficult to learn in a busy classroom.
Literacy intervention will be based on the science of reading and individualized to maximize your child's progress with careful considering of their learning profile. When executive function difficulties impact learning, these skills can be integrated into literacy therapy sessions to support skills such as attention, memory, inhibition, time management, organization, and planning.
By the time a child has met with me for literacy intervention, they often have big feelings around reading and writing. I quickly develop positive working relationships by setting achievable goals, employing supportive strategies, and keeping sessions fun.