This post was written by Nancianne Chin.
Most of us are familiar with Speech-Language Pathologists (S-LP’s) as professionals who teach children how to pronounce that ‘r’ sound, or help late talkers begin talking. Did you know that S-LPs help children with reading skills too?
S-LPs have received extensive training in sound awareness, which means they can help children learn to rhyme, count beats in words, blend sounds, and connect letters with the sounds those letters make. They also help support story comprehension, retelling of stories, coming up with language to describe pictures, and identifying the main components of a story. The tools and methods used by SL-Ps are in line with research from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, which determined the best way to teach children to read.
Summer is the perfect time for your child to work on their literacy skills to ensure that they are ready for the new school year. The S-LPs at Canoe Therapy are excited to offer intensive 1-week groups this summer for kids in JK-grade 1 where they’ll practice and improve their reading comprehension skills in a fun, exciting environment! Groups are 2 hours per day for 5 days and run Monday-Friday over select weeks this coming July and August.
If you are interested in signing up for or have any questions about our summer programs or any of our other therapies, please contact our Burlington clinic. Our team of speech pathologists is dedicated and passionate about helping children grow and succeed. Our comprehensive approach ensures that your child will receive the best treatment possible.