Reading & Literacy Interventions

When might reading intervention be needed?

A child may benefit from reading intervention if they have challenges sounding out words, spelling, understanding what was read, reading out loud, remembering words, reading fluently, recognizing letters, recognizing sounds, and/or slow reading. 

A trained speech language pathologist is able to work on the following areas to address reading:
  • Reading fluency

  • Decoding

  • Reading comprehension

  • Phonological awareness

  • Phonemic awareness

  • Vocabulary comprehension

  • Written expression

  • Sight words

  • Spelling

  • Phonics

What does Dyslexia look like in early elementary?
  • Delayed talking

  • Mixing up sounds in words

  • Difficulty naming letters, matching letters to sounds, and blending sounds

  • Struggles with rhyming

  • Family history of reading/spelling difficulties

  • Trouble breaking words into sounds/syllables

  • Difficulty spelling high frequency words

  • Reading is slow

  • Complains about how difficult reading and spelling are

  • Reverse letters/numbers when reading

  • Trouble copying down words from the board

Meet our Reading Specialist:

Taryn M. Johns, M.A., CCC-SLP-Taryn is passionate about supporting struggling readers. She has specialized in providing reading and literacy intervention. She recently attended a 5 day (40 hour) training on the SMARTER Intervention program and is ready to extend her support to clients in reading!

Now Offering Intensives!

Taryn now has openings at both our Carmel and Geist locations for Literacy Intensives! Backed by research, Episodic Plans of Care, or “Intensives” as we call them, offer a higher frequency of intervention resulting in a shorter time in treatment. Taryn will begin the Intensive with a specialized Literacy Evaluation targeting emerging needs, followed by 6-8 sessions, then concluding with a Re-Evaluation clearly demonstrating progress and recommendations for future success. Contact info@miniminds.org today to learn more!