Reading and Writing Intervention
Reading and/or Writing Intervention might be appropriate if your child is able to read/write but complains about it or is a poor speller – makes statements like “I hate to read/write” or “it’s too hard” – or otherwise demonstrates resistance to reading and writing.
At Dynamic Therapy Specialists, we have specialists that help children break through the wall of learning to read and write and get them succeeding AND loving it!
Reading and/or Writing Intervention might be appropriate if your child is struggling…
- To figure out words during reading (might be substituting words, guessing at meaning, mixing up the letters in words, or generally unable to figure out new or unfamiliar words in text)
- To read smoothly orally (pausing appropriately, using different inflections, etc)
- To understand what has just been read but understands when the story is read to him/her
- To predict, anticipate, or make inferences about text
- To keep his place while reading
- To spell beyond the weekly spelling tests
Dynamic Therapy Specialists’ approach:
Silent reading comprehension at all levels of text difficulty requires three abilities: word identification, language comprehension, and print processing (beyond word identification).
- Word identification is the process of making print to sound links for each word encountered regardless of whether or not meaning is also accessed.
- Language comprehension is the ability to attach meaning to a word using context clues.
- Print processing involves everything else that is required to read silently with comprehension beyond word identification and language comprehension including eye movement strategies, print to meaning links (being able to access meaning without first converting print to sound), using inner speech, and integration.
At Dynamic Therapy Specialists in Baton Rouge, we examine all THREE areas required for silent reading comprehension in order to determine the child’s area of greatest weakness which is preventing the child from reading successfully at the next grade level. Dynamic Therapy Specialists therapists gather this information and then use a variety of strategies and research based therapies to address reading comprehension targeting the area of greatest weakness. This method of assessment and intervention planning often results in progress that is above and beyond improvements noted with traditional therapies.
At Dynamic Therapy Specialists, we employ a variety of programs at our clinic that include, but are not limited to: Whole To Part Method (described above), Alphabetic Phonics, Lindamood Bell (Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing, and LiPs), and SPELL-2, to address reading difficulties. Each student is assessed and an appropriate program is individualized based on the assessment findings and team’s shared goals. Contact the Dynamic Therapy Specialists Baton Rouge office today to discuss how to jump start your child’s reading: 225-767-5032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.