Free Early Literacy Screening

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If your child is struggling to meet early literacy milestones or if you have a history of dyslexia in your family, we can help!

Approximately 20% of the population struggles to learn to read and write. Research shows that early intervention is the best intervention. Yet, it can be difficult to determine if your child needs support at a young age. Often psychologists cannot diagnose dyslexia until Grade 2 or 3, after the child has experienced school failure.

To support families, we are now offering a free parent package which includes a parent workshop paired with early literacy screening.

If you have a child that is between the ages of 4-7 years old, join us! (If your child is older than 7 years old, please click here.)

Please note: literacy screening is a preventative measure, but it is not a formal diagnosis. Recommended steps that parents can take to support their child will be explored during the parent workshop.

Free Parent Workshop & Early Literacy Screening

This free package includes the following:

  • An hour long workshop on early literacy development, followed by half-hour Q & A (via Zoom on select dates)
  • Completion of an early literacy screening, debrief of results with one of our experts, recommendations for support and suggested next steps (half hour in-person)

Note: Capacity will be limited to 12 families per session. Families who we are unable to accommodate will be placed on a waitlist for future sessions.

Upcoming Sessions

Fall 2024 Session
  • Online Workshop: November 14, 2024 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • In-person Screening: November 15, 2024 – between 2:00 – 5:00 pm (plan for a 30 minute time slot)
Winter 2025 Session
  • Online Workshop: January 23, 2025 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • In-person Screening: January 24, 2025 – between 2:00 – 5:00 pm (plan for a 30 minute time slot)
Spring 2025 Session
  • Online Workshop: April 24, 2025 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • In-person Screening: April 25, 2025 – between 2:00 – 5:00 pm (plan for a 30 minute time slot)

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Signs that your child might be struggling to develop early literacy skills include:
  • Speaks later than same age peers
  • Difficulty pronouncing words (pasghetti instead of spaghetti)
  • Slow to add new vocabulary
  • Has difficulty with rhyming
  • Trouble learning the alphabet and writing their own name
  • Unable to follow multi-step directions or routines

Best practice in dyslexia remediation suggests early intervention is key to the development of successful readers and writers. Taking a “wait and see approach,” often leads to reduced self-esteem and other social-emotional troubles. The longer you wait, the larger the skills gap grows.

If early literacy milestones are not being met, we can help.

If you have any questions about early literacy screening, please contact us.

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This literacy screening is available due to the generosity of Meredith Kaufman.