Speech and Language Therapists play a big role in helping students learn to read. They provide the early language and meta-cognitive skills which are crucial prerequisites to literacy.
Areas targeted in reading skills group include reading comprehension, reading fluency, understanding figurative language and idioms, making inferences.
Prior to starting a group, the Speech and Language Therapist will assess the child to determine whether individual therapy or joining a peer group would be the most beneficial. In each group every child has individualised goals that are targeted through-out group intervention.