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Reading Readiness

Learning to Read

Unlike speech and language, which is typically learned without direct teaching, reading is a skill that must be taught directly. Learning to read has many prerequisite skills which may be impacted by skills related to speech and language. A speech-language pathologist (SLP) may be an excellent resource for families who are concerned with their child’s reading readiness.

An SLP is trained to support development in the following areas of reading readiness:

  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Fluency
  • Phonics

What are the risk factors for reading difficulties?

  • Children who have or had a language delay are more likely to experience reading difficulties
  • Limited exposure to oral and written language before school
  • A significant history of reading difficulties in family members
  • A disability that affects oral language acquisition, such as childhood apraxia of speech or a phonological disorder

How can Expressable help?

If you have concerns regarding your child’s reading readiness, online intervention with Expressable can offer a convenient and affordable platform for skill-building. Whether your child is in preschool, kindergarten, or has shown risk indicators for reading difficulties, an Expressable speech-language pathologist can supplement and support early reading skills.

Contact Expressable for a free, no-risk consultation to see how we can help.

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