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5 Can’t Miss Ways to Improve Reading

It is time to go back to school! (Hard to believe, right?!)  Keep those reading skills sharp all year long with a solid routine and these easy-to-follow tips.

1. Create a special space for reading: Make this space warm and inviting. Put comfortable chairs, pillows and/or blankets in a designated area. This spot should be free from extra noise, toys, and other distractions. Make sure there are plenty of books available in this area.

2. Visit your local library: Talk to your librarian about your child’s current reading level and areas of interest and they should be able to direct you to a book or a book series that would be perfect for your child. This will help keep the reading level appropriate while matching their skills to ensure that the book’s difficulty level is not to low or too high.

3. Choral or echo read with your child: Choral reading is when the adult and child read at the same time. This helps the child hear the correct word and keep moving if they are unsure. Echo reading is when the adult reads a line and the child repeats it. Both strategies help create a positive reading experience for the child and remove some of the pressure. This time is not meant for correcting errors.

4. Have your child read to a pet: Having a child read to a pet, younger (non-reader) sibling, or even their stuffed animals promotes reading fluency and oral reading without feeling like they will be corrected if they are wrong. The audience simply won’t know if they are incorrect.
5. Be a good example: Get caught reading! Set aside a time of day when the whole family turns off the TV, stops doing chores and simply enjoys reading together.

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Crystal Scheibe

Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for my son as well as my family! My son always asks, "When can I go see Ms. Jeannine again, is it Monday??" He has also made huge gains in only 5 months! I would highly recommend LLA and have already shared my experience with friends looking for services!

Victoria Hansford-Price

We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for our daughter. I would highly recommend LLA. Miss Grace was so amazing and I can't believe how quickly our daughter showed improvement. Thank you!
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