Symbol Imagery

With phonemic awareness skills in place, the next element in reading fluency is the ability to quickly recognize frequent letter patterns, or "sight words." This process is also known as Symbol Imagery and our expertise is helping students achieve this basic reading skill. Using the Seeing Stars® Program, we strengthen visual memory by stimulating the brain to create mental images of letters. We coach students as they complete a series of progressively challenging imaging exercises, thereby reinforcing the imaging process in the brain, and producing a quick, reflex-like connection between words and their accompanying sounds.

We use the Seeing Stars® Program to:

Symbol imagery deficits are the leading cause of slow, choppy reading. Children with this deficit rarely read for pleasure because reading is such a concentrated effort for them. With strong symbol imagery skills in place, your child can become a fluent reader—and finally experience the joy of reading effortlessly.