ACADEMIC LANGUAGE THERAPY/
WHAT IS ACADEMIC LANGUAGE THERAPY?
“Academic” means related to education: reading, writing, spelling, and written expression. While many places offer tutoring, academic language therapy is different because it is intensive and therapeutic. The Academic Language Therapist works with children who have delays or disorders in listening, grammar, vocabulary, questioning, and/or literacy and book skills. She also works with children with disorders such as dyslexia and apraxia.
In a session, a therapist will use research-based, scientifically proven strategies to help your child understand how they learn, the strategies they can use to learn, and how to apply those strategies for success at school and home. In addition to strategies, the therapist will focus on the five components of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension. Memory of concepts is ensured because the therapist will activate the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic parts of the brain through a systematic, explicit, and direct teaching of concepts. Often an Academic Language Therapist will collaborate with teachers, parents, and tutors to ensure success in the classroom and home environment.
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Our team offers collaborative, evidence-based therapy approaches to an array of clients with developmental challenges in our outpatient clinic, daycares, homes, and schools.