Horizon Academy is now offering free early reading screenings to children ages 5-7, whose parents are having concerns about their reading progress.
If your child is struggling while learning to read, or you think they may be showing early signs of dyslexia, we encourage you to schedule a free early reading screening.
The reading screening looks at a child’s phonological processing skills, which refers to a child’s awareness of and sensitivity to the sounds of his or her oral language. Fluent reading is built upon the ability to remember these sounds, and put them together and take them apart to form new and different words.
“…critical levels of phonological awareness can be developed through carefully planned instruction, and this development has a significant influence on children’s reading and spelling achievement…” (Ball & Blackman, 1991; Bradley & Bryant, 1985; Byrne & Fielding-Barnsley, 1989, 1991; O’Conner, Jenkins, Leicester, & Slocum, 1993).