Often children with a speech sound disorder can have difficulties when it comes to their literacy development. Similarly, children with a Developmental Language Disorder can struggle with comprehension and deciphering texts as well.
Literacy skills are so important to a child’s sense of confidence and emotional wellbeing. Too often, kids can take a blow to their confidence in literacy which can be quickly followed by an effortful and disengaged approach to reading. At Early Start Speech Pathology, we pride ourselves on creating confident, independent readers and spellers.
At Early Start Speech Pathology, we examine your child’s literacy skills in depth.
We analyse their language and comprehension skills, letter/sound knowledge, segmenting and blending skills, memory and processing skills, sight words and phonological awareness to ensure that we target all the areas to make them confident readers.
All our therapists undertake additional training and professional development in the area of literacy to make sure that we are across all the latest evidence and techniques. We have team members that are trained in the Sounds Write Program, Making Up Lost Time In literacy (MULTILIT) as well as other synthetic literacy approaches. Our Speech Pathologists will work closely with the parent.