What is the first step in learning to read?
This is a question that many teachers and parents ask us daily. Knowing the letters of the alphabet is not the answer.
So many parents are trying to help their children to read at home. This is often a difficult task because they are not trained experts in literacy and their child may have learning differences including dyslexia. RLLC can help!
- This center offers group and individual treatment for children and adults with auditory dyslexia and reading comprehension deficits.
- In particular, our staff is trained in the Lindamood Intensive Sequencing Program, Orton-Gillingham dyslexia treatment and the Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing program for reading comprehension.
We realized early on that many children were lacking the foundational skills for reading and spelling. They were not receiving the necessary support in their school environments so we developed a multisensory reading program, called Sounds2Print™ which addresses reading through a systematic process. Our goals are not only for the children to learn to read but also to develop self-confidence. 1 in 5 people have dyslexia so there is a significant need for trained therapists.
Susan Danker and Carla Askew created the Sounds2Print™ reading program that has been used in the Reading and Language Learning Center since 2002.
Sounds2Print is a multisensory structured literacy program which focuses on phonemic awareness, Orton Gillingham based spelling and reading rules, prefixes, suffixes and reading fluency. Sounds2Print™ was developed by following the rules of evidence based practices. The initial program is 60 hours of intensive therapy (5 hours per week) with follow up treatment. Sounds2 Print™ is not a cookie cutter program, treatment is individualized to each client's specific needs.
Children are identified based on a full reading evaluation. The reading evaluation should assess the following areas: phonemic awareness, orthographic competence (spelling), contextual reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension. The therapist will analyze and identify an appropriate treatment plan based on the test results.
RLLC's Sounds2Print™ Program has 3 Components
Part 1: Foundations
Part 2: Bridging
Part 3: Connections
*Not all children will need all 3 components. A full evaluation will help us determine your child's specific needs.