Difficulty in decoding, reading fluency, spelling or writing caused by an underlying difficulty processing the sound and letter patterns in our language.
Academic Language Therapy instruction is a multi-sensory,structured literacy approach that follows the logical order of language development to remediate dyslexia.
An experienced and certified language therapist creates an individualized plan to provide systematic and cumulative instruction utilizing all four senses (visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile). Instruction is systematic and cumulative, building on previously taught concepts; teaching is diagnostic and practice continues to automaticity for each concept. We utilize both the Alphabetic Phonics and Take Flight programs in our instruction. These programs were both developed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas and are recognized as accredited dyslexia programs by the International Dyslexia Association. A typical session is one hour in length and the recommended frequency is two or three sessions per week.