Does your child struggle when reading? Children begin learning to read up to the second grade. After that they are “reading to learn” the rest of their time in school. School is language and reading falls under a written language disorder. Identifying children early is the key to intervening and helping them learn to read.
At Theratime we can evaluate and treat children with written language and dyslexia. We are trained in accordance with the international dyslexia association and know what proven programs work! What may work for one child may not work for another, so we utilize proven programs that will help your child learn that is custom tailored to their learning style. Our reading tutors will work with your child one-on-one which means no small groups and your child will have the full attention of the reading therapist.
What Do Symptoms of Dyslexia Look Like?
Dyslexia symptoms can vary from person to person, but common markers include:
- Struggling with phonemic awareness, or the ability to differentiate between and use individual sounds in words.
- Slow or distorted phonological processing, or differentiating between various phonemes (or “speech sounds”)
- Reading or writing letters or words out of order; poor spelling
- Reading slowly or with frequent pauses
- Difficulty sounding out unknown words.
- Misuse or total disregard of punctuation
- Difficulty mastering correct spelling or age-appropriate vocabulary.
- Trouble with handwriting
- Difficulty recalling known words.
- Delayed speech development
- Trouble rhyming
- Short attention span
- Difficulty following directions.
- Trouble distinguishing letters, numerals or sounds.
- May have another family member who struggled to read.