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!