How Do You Improve Reading with Speech Therapy?
By Rachel Betzen, M.A./ CCC/SLP
The answer to this question is just as important for speech-language therapists as how we frame our overall message when it comes to our work with reading skills. It is important for speech therapists to highlight how our work is different from general reading instruction or tutoring, and to differentiate ourselves from other education professionals like teachers and tutors.
First, we need to help parents understand the hierarchy of language development. A child’s speech and language skills form the foundation for the development of reading and writing. When children have weaknesses or gaps with their speech and language, this will affect their reading and writing. Read more