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Phonological & Reading Skills Evaluations and Treatment

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What is the Orton-Gillingham Approach?

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a language-based, direct, multi-sensory, and diagnostic way to teach reading and comprehension skills. This phonics-based reading program teaches the basics of word formation before the words themselves, directly involving all of the components of language: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

Is the Orton-Gillingham Approach right for my child?

If your child experiences any of the following, the Orton-Gillingham Approach may be a good fit:

• Does your child struggle with reading, writing, and spelling?
• Does your child have confidence when reading?
• Does your child have difficulty sounding out unfamiliar words?
• Does your child have trouble understanding what s/he read?
• Does your child have a diagnosis of Dyslexia?

How will my child benefit from the Orton-Gillingham Approach?

By combining the training and experience of an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified, New Jersey licensed speech language pathologist with the Orton-Gillingham approach, individuals with weaknesses in the areas of phonological awareness, phonological processing, vocabulary, morphology, reading comprehension, and expression through writing, can be helped.

How do I get started?

First, contact us to discuss your child’s history and the situations she/he is struggling with. We will determine if the Orton-Gillingham Approach is appropriate and will then schedule an evaluation with a speech-language pathologist.

During the evaluation, the speech-language pathologist will assess your child’s present knowledge of phonemic discrimination. The results of the evaluation will help the speech-language pathologist to effectively establish a baseline or proper remedial for language and literacy growth.

Services are available as individual 30 minute sessions or 60 minutes groups. Participation in a group is determined by the speech-language pathologists assessment of placement needs .

After school, evening, and weekend appointments are available! SHA accepts most insurance.

Summer literacy group information:

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We are holding a 4-week summer literacy program starting this June! The 4-week hour long small group program will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from:

June 28th – July 26th
August 2nd – August 26th
• Morning, evening, virtual, and in-person sessions are available
• Groups will be organized by age and reading skill level

Learning To Read Groups will be for younger children and will focus on developing the basic foundation for phonological awareness and printed language involving: learning syllabic concepts, decoding and segmentation of sounds, and building receptive language skills pertinent for comprehension.

Reading To Learn Groups will be for older children and will sharpen phonological awareness and literacy skills to adequately complete listening and reading comprehension tasks, along with improving understanding of story elements related to: analyzing, visualizing, predicting, summarizing, making connections, and inferring written language.

 

Click here to enroll today!

Frequently asked questions

Click here to view frequently asked questions about the Orton-Gillingham Approach

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Speech & Hearing Associates remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic as we are considered an essential healthcare practice. We will continue to provide in office services as well as telehealth services to all of our speech and audiology patients during this time.