What is literacy?
Literacy development involves teaching children the skills needed to develop their reading and writing skills.  This can include language, phonological awareness, identifying and printing letters, attention, visual skills, and fine motor skills to achieve the complex tasks of reading and writing as they move through school.

Who is appropriate?
Any child who is preschool age or older that is not performing skills that their peers are able to do. 

Areas of development that may be addressed:

  • Oral language skills
  • Letter recognition
  • Letter formation
  • Rhyming
  • Visual endurance or stamina
  • Letter reversals
  • Letter sounds and sounding out words
  • Comprehending what is read
  • Accuracy and rate of reading
  • Ability to get thoughts or ideas on paper

Do you diagnose Dyslexia?
No, at this facility we do not diagnose dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia but can address the underlying components of reading and writing that may be difficult for kids with these diagnoses.  Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which primarily affects reading and writing skills. Not all children with literacy difficulties have dyslexia but can benefit from skilled speech therapy and occupational therapy intervention.

Contact your child’s primary care provider for a referral or call us at 507-388-5437