Reading and Literacy

Reading and Literacy

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 2.02.37 PMOral language development and early literacy abilities begin at infancy. Children who experience speech and language delays may also experience difficulties when it is time to read.

Reading is one of the most prevalent learning difficulties among elementary-school-aged children. It is also the way children access the school curriculum. Effective reading instruction is essential, yet proper intervention is rarely provided in the average classroom. Providing appropriate reading instruction allows your child to close this gap and access the curriculum.

Reading Tutoring consists of 45 minutes of instruction, home-programming and parent consultation.

Instruction is customized to meet the specific needs of the client to increase reading automaticity, word recognition, orthographic skills, comprehension, confidence and grade-reading level.

Sessions Include:

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 2.02.55 PMHighly structured, multi-sensory, systematic reading instruction such as Orton Gillingham and Tilian-Cas’ Lively Letters. Our sessions help:

  • Improve ability to sound out words
  • Increase reading grade level
  • Enhance carry-over of reading skills to the classroom
  • Provide a home program to allow practice between sessions

Written Language

In today’s technology driven society of tweeting and texting, written language will be essential for a child to communicate his or her ideas and needs. Writing places high demands on executive functioning, language abilities and social skills. Beacon Therapies provides extensive sessions addressing the challenges of composing grammatically correct sentences, paragraphs and essays. We teach a structured, sequential approach that ranges from the mechanics of constructing a grammatically correct sentence to writing descriptive essays to create the foundation needed to improve written language.