Literacy & dyslexia services

Literacy is the written form of communication which involves reading (decoding) and writing (encoding). There are a number of skills required to be able to ‘read fluently’ and ‘write with ease’ - and they are all built upon the foundation of verbal language. That is, if there are delays or difficulties with spoken language or sound production, there are likely to be difficulties with literacy development too.  Speech-language therapy can help determine where someone is struggling with their literacy or speech, and develop their skills to make the necessary improvements.

The most important link between verbal and written language (and best predictor of literacy success) is phonological awareness. With this skillset, children are able to ‘sound out’ and write down the sounds they hear into their corresponding written letter format. Vocalsaints are experts at supporting phonological awareness skills and all areas of literacy - call today to see how we can help your family.

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Important points about dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific difficulty with literacy that is actually rooted in language difficulties. As such, dyslexia affects all forms of communication, spoken and written. So people with dyslexia have trouble reading fluently, alongside difficulties with language and verbal comprehension. If dyslexia sounds complex and multilayered to you, you'd be right. In fact, it is also entirely possible to have struggle with literacy without having dyslexia. Whatever the underlying cause of your family's reading difficulties, we can help.

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Mother of an 8 year old girl "We are kept well informed of what we can build on at each stage of the journey, but there is also no pressure or guilt when life is busy.

We found the zoom meetings really beneficial when travel hasn't been easy to arrange and now are continuing via distance thanks to how well that has worked.  Many thanks to Vocalsaints and Ashleigh for the amazing work you do!"

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