Leap Into Literacy

Do you want your preschool age child to…

  • Improve their love and interest in books?
  • Learn more letters and sounds?
  • Improve their attention and listening?
  • Improve their vocabulary and awareness of words?
  • Learn how to read simple books and know their parts?
  • Enter kindergarten with the best possible language and literacy skills?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above for a child 3 to 5, our Leap into Literacy Program can help! Our goal is to maximize your child’s success with language and literacy skills. Establishing a strong foundation of early literacy skills through skilled instruction can prevent or diminish later reading problems when students advance into elementary and middle school.

Skills Addressed:

  1. Receptive and Expressive Language—understanding and using vocabulary, grammar and concepts
  2. Phonological Awareness—hearing, identifying and manipulating words, syllables, sounds and rhyme that comprise the spoken language
  3. Auditory Processing— basic attention, listening, and memory skills
  4. Print Knowledge— book handling; alphabet and environmental print knowledge; and sound-letter correspondence

Class Structure:

  • Seven weeks of three weekly 90-minute therapy sessions, 20 in total
  • There are 6-8 students in each class, grouped appropriately by age
  • Two speech-language pathologists and one classroom aide instruct each class
  • Each student receives individualized intervention, in addition to small-group work, which enables us to simulate the classroom setting
  • The student’s parent/guardian receives pre-program education and meets weekly with therapists
  • Space is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis

Getting Started:

The first step is to schedule a language-literacy evaluation. A speech-language pathologist will conduct a comprehensive assessment of language and early reading skills to determine areas of strength and weakness and candidacy for the program. Evaluations typically last 90 minutes.

Start the enrollment process today by filling out the registration form!