Speech Pathology for Reading Disorders

Research evidence suggests that approximately 50% of all early readers require additional literacy support outside of the classroom, in order to master reading.  This does not mean that these children have dyslexia, but it does mean that they may struggle to keep up with school reading and writing expectations without additional support.  In young children, literacy difficulties may present as a lack of interest in books and nursery rhymes and a difficulty learning (and remembering) letter names.  Older children and adolescents with poor literacy skills may present with difficulties comprehending school texts, interpreting test and exam questions, or reading aloud fluently.

Rebecca is trained in ‘The Spalding Method’ of literacy tuition.  The Spalding Method is a holistic, developmental approach that encompasses all the vital components of literacy development including: phonological awareness, letter/sound relationships, reading comprehension, fluency and spelling.