Beginning Reading Program
(grades K-2)

This is a program for kindergartners, 1st, and 2nd graders who are learning to read or need to practice and develop decoding and fluency skills.
Upon initial evaluation, a Student Intervention Plan (SIP) is customized based on his or her identified needs and goals. This intervention will start at the child’s readiness level and gradually increase in difficulty until the student reaches the expected level of reading proficiency.

Instruction in this program includes most or all of the following components depending on the assessment results:

  • auditory processing skills
  • visual processing skills
  • listening comprehension
  • oral language development
  • the alphabetic principle (letter/sound correspondence)
  • phonological awareness
  • regular-word decoding
  • sight-word learning
  • reading fluency practice
  • spelling practice
  • social-emotional development activities
  • cognitive training for memory, attention, reasoning skills, and processing speed
  • basics of executive function coaching for 2nd graders only
  • word finding skills
  • Brain Integration Therapy for brain-and-body connection
Small-group intervention sessions for this program are scheduled 2 days per week on days and times agreed by the school or parents and the interventionist.
This intervention program has an approximate duration of 5 to 6 months for students with mild deficiencies and 7 to 9 months for students with more severe struggles. Thus, exiting the program in either one-on-one or small-group sessions will depend on individual progress and the readiness level achieved.