SUMMIT READING PROGRAM
Summit Reading is a multi-sensory approach to literacy development developed by a Speech Language pathologist. For children who are in their preschool-kindergarten years, this program focuses on enhancing the development of essential literacy skills in a fun, engaging and supportive environment. Summit Reading prioritizes early identification through a comprehensive assessment of a child’s phonological inventory and phonological awareness skills, which are precursors to reading success. Once these skills are well established, a child is taken through a systematic, multi-sensory approach to learning reading, spelling, and writing.
Phonological awareness is a basis for reading. Children begin to read by listening to others read aloud, then recognizing sounds in words, sounding words out for themselves and recognizing familiar words. Children who have strong phonological awareness skills are likely to have an easier time learning to read and spell.
Systematic and explicit phonics instruction significantly improves kindergarten and first-grade children’s word recognition and spelling
An individualized literacy program designed for each child to target their specific needs as they relate to any of the following areas:
• Pre-literacy skills
• Receptive language
• Expressive language
• Functional writing skills
Early identification: Screen and identify children who are at a high risk for Dyslexia at the Kindergarten level, before they develop difficulties with reading.
Later identification: Identify adolescents and adults at any age who are at the highest risk for dyslexia.
Treatment: Manage dyslexia with a highly effective evidence-based treatment program.