In order to give every student in our care the tools and the confidence to reach their reading goals, our program focuses on building phonological and phonemic awareness - literacy skills that are seldom taught in schools.
Phonemic awareness, the most complex form of phonological awareness, is characterized by the ability to accurately perceive, differentiate, order, and manipulate the individual sounds in each spoken syllable of the English language. Research shows that phonological and phonemic awareness skills are the bedrock of reading and spelling.
After building a strong foundation in phonological and phonemic awareness, our education specialists work with your child to build their understanding of how and why we use particular letter combinations to represent sounds in English. During this part of the program, students gain exposure to the most crucial reading and spelling rules and learn strategies to accurately decode unfamiliar words.