All incoming reading clients receive a reading intake assessment measuring the following domains:

  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonics (decoding of real and nonsense words)
  • Spelling (encoding of real words)
  • Sight word recognition
  • Reading rate
  • Reading accuracy
  • Reading comprehension
  • Written expression
  • Reading emotions and attitude


An intake assessment report will be provided within two weeks of the assessment date. This report includes analysis of strengths and weaknesses, as well as recommendations for a reading treatment plan.


All incoming clients are asked to bring any prior diagnostic testing, school report cards, and work samples. 


Reading intervention sessions vary from 45 minutes to over an hour of one-on-one time with a certified reading specialist. Reading intervention activities are tailored to the specific needs of each client and are based on the reading intake assessment. At-home assignments are given to compliment each reading intervention session. We utilize a variety of tools including but not limited to Orton-Gillingham based phonics instruction (sequential, direct, and specific with an overlearning component embedded in instruction) and hands-on, multisensory instruction. 



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