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Reading Support

Areas of Support

We support students with weak phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

The vast majority of struggling readers have difficulty with phonemic awareness - they struggle to manipulate the sounds we hear in oral language. This is a key foundational skill that underpins successful reading and spelling.

Often struggling readers develop compensatory strategies to sidestep weak decoding. Many of these children guess at words using context clues or pictures.  Learning how to sound out a word – decoding – is a critical skill to develop. We explicitly target decoding through rigorous, research-validated instruction.  

Methods and Programming

We create customized programming to target individual student learning profiles using a variety of research-validated programs:

  • Direct Instruction (Reading Mastery, Corrective Reading Decoding, REWARDS, Phonemic Awareness)

  • Phono Graphix

  • Lindamood-Bell (LiPS, Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing)

  • SPELL-Links to Reading and Writing

Student Profile

Reading support may be warranted if a child is exhibiting any of these signs:

  • Difficulty learning to sound out and/or remember words

  • Reluctant to read

  • Reading slowly and laboriously

  • Guessing at long words

  • Relying on context cues or pictures to guess at words