Reading Therapy Services
Acelin utilizes a multi-sensory approach to help students develop the skills of a strong reader as indicated in the report of the National Reading Panel (2000): phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. For those students who have difficulty identifying sounds and decoding words, we use curricula to develop accurate phonics (sound-symbol associations) and stimulate phonemic awareness so that students can distinguish, identify, and sequence sounds in words. With good phonemic awareness skills in place, students practice recognizing frequent letter patterns, or “sight words,” to produce automaticity in reading. We strengthen visual memory by stimulating the brain to create mental images of letters. This strengthens the brain’s imaging capability and produces a quick, reflex-like connection between words and the accompanying sounds. The result is clear, independent, fluid reading.