What Are Academic Issues?

Academic issues, such as learning disabilities and attention disorders, can impact a child’s performance in the classroom, particularly in reading and writing. Language development plays a major role in learning to read and write and communication disorders and poor language acquisition can directly impact literacy.

What Are The Signs Of Academic Issues?

Language is the basis of all learning and essential for reading as well as thinking, building vocabulary, following a storyline, making predications and understanding math word problems.

We have found strong success in working with:

  • Students with diagnosed Learning or Developmental Disabilities
  • Students who are performing well below age or grade level
  • Students who recently immigrated to the United States

How Can Great Speech Help?

Our goal is for each student is to provide the knowledge and opportunities to help reach his or her full academic potential. Through an individualized academic support program, we can successfully introduce and reinforce specified skill sets including:

  • Study Skills
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Note Taking
  • Time Management
  • Writing
  • Reading Instruction and Comprehension

In addition, our therapists are trained in programs such as Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®  Seeing Stars®: Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling (SI™); and Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® (V/V®).

These program are designed to help students with different learning styles and we have seen the successful results firsthand in our practice.

Please contact us to discuss how a licensed speech and language pathologist can help you achieve your goals.

“My son, Matthew, struggled academically in third grade and consistently exhibited poor behavior in class. His dyslexia went undiagnosed until we signed up for a Great Speech evaluation for a totally unrelated matter. Our winter weather was brutal; but our sessions continued at an uninterrupted pace. Now in fourth grade, Matthew has learned to compensate for his dyslexia and his classroom behavior is exemplary.”

Christina, 32 years old, Chicago, Illinois