Academic language therapy (Alphabetic phonics) is an intensive remedial method of teaching children who struggle with language including, but not limited to, reading, writing, and spelling. Language therapy begins with the basics, using multisensory activities to link the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic pathways, rebuilding the learning continuum. The repeated daily exposure to previous material helps keep the information stored in the student’s long-term memory. The content, curriculum, and materials are individualized and structured to meet the student’s skills and specific needs.
Language therapy may be considered for your child if he/she complains about reading being too difficult or lacks strategies to read new words, has difficulty with letter/sound associations, is slow and hesitant when reading aloud, omits, substitutes or misspeaks words, has difficulty with writing including penmanship, written expression and creative writing. It is important to note a persistent pattern of occurrence of these symptoms over a prolonged period of time.
STCA provides this intervention as part of our overall support for students. This avenue of support promotes progress, remediates skills, and offers another opportunity for students to experience success.
Further individual attention and invested time from our language therapy program demonstrates STCA’s commitment to a philosophy of maintaining a redemptive environment—acceptance and guidance with a chance to start again.
"For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and self-discipline." — 2 Timothy 1:7