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Evidence Based Reading Instruction - Highland Park, IL

When Reading & Spelling are an Uphill Struggle

We understand the uphill struggle to overcome a reading difficulty. It’s important to remember that reading is a skill, and it can be taught.” Holly Shapiro Ph.D CCC-SLP

Ravinia Reading Center provides evidence-based reading instruction, tailored to your child by speech-language pathologists. Twice-weekly enrollment is available at our reading center in Highland Park, IL and throughout the state via private online lessons.

We emphasize the undeniable connection between spoken and written language. Our students learn to independently apply word structure knowledge—phonological, morphological, and orthographic—to help them learn and remember any word they see. It's a multiple-linguistic model that is effective even for students who have experienced limited progress working with reading specialists, tutors and teachers.

This integrated approach to word study calls us to staff speech-language pathologists as reading instructors, as certification in our field requires rigorous formal training in all aspects of language. We know that reading errors reveal specific linguistic misunderstandings and we use this information diagnostically from the very first session to build a tailored and focused program that is continually refined as the student makes progress.

With the right help and evidence-based instruction, we know every child can improve their reading skills at any level or age. Reading is a skill, and it can be taught.

Ravinia Reading Center - 847.433.5878