Early Prevention

early interventionUnlike speaking, learning to spell, write, and read is not a natural process. These skills must be taught.  Many sub-skills of reading can be taught prior to a child entering formal schooling. Early prevention services are intended for pre-K and Kindergarten students. Sessions are 30-45 minutes. During sessions, Stephen focuses on strengthening the following language skills:

1. Phonological Awareness

  • Hearing beginning & ending sounds
  • Blending sounds
  • Unblending sounds in words
  • Rhyming

2. The Alphabetic Principle (Alphabet/letter awareness)

  • The number of letters in the alphabet
  • The sequence of letters
  • Letter/sound correspondence (the sound(s) each letter/group of letters makes)

3. Listening Comprehension

  • Building vocabulary
  • Determining the parts of a story