If your child is not responding to traditional reading methods at school,
they need a different approach. Screening for this deficit takes only 25 minutes to find out if treatment is needed.

Chances are, your child is not getting the two crucial ingredients some children need to learn to read:

  • Phonemic Awareness Instruction and
  • Multi-sensory Treatment

Research shows that most students continue to struggle with reading difficulties until they receive two essential elements.

Phonemic awareness.

Students with poor phonemic awareness show easily detectable symptoms. For one, they struggle with the sequence of sounds in words. Second, they often have trouble sounding out new words and resort to guessing. Third, they may add, omit, and reverse sounds when reading.

According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development:

Of children who display reading problems in the first grade, 74% will be poor readers in the ninth grade and into adulthood unless they receive informed and explicit instruction on phonemic awareness. Children do not mature out of their reading difficulties.

See also: International Dyslexia Association and the Arizona Branch

Many schools do not teach phonemic awareness. If a child has poor phonemic awareness, they must be explicitly taught auditory processing skills before phonics instruction begins. Sadly, without a good foundation, phonics will not make sense to most struggling readers.

Multi-sensory treatment.

Research shows that most students will continue to struggle with reading, spelling and comprehension until a multi-sensory method is used for intervention.

Children with reading and spelling difficulties learn best by using several senses. We teach students using the speech therapy based Lindamood-Bell® LIPS method. Done correctly, the LIPS method retrains the brain to process letters and sounds in a new way.   LIPS maps out new neural pathways for reading. It’s kind of a “two heads are better than one” approach to reading.

When traditional methods fail your child, our strong, multi-sensory teaching methods close that reading gap.

* Lindamood-Bell ®. Lindamood-Bell ® is a registered trademark of Lindamood-Bell Learning Process of San Luis Obispo, CA. The Reading Clinic is not affilliated with or sponsored, accredited, certified or endorsed by Lindamood-Bell Learning Process.



Screening by appointment only

WHAT: Assessment for children ages 5 to 15 for reading processing deficit

WHEN: Monday through Thursday

WHERE: The Reading and Math Clinic
1840 E. Warner Road Suite 119
Tempe, AZ 85834
(NE Corner of Warner & McClintock, behind Dunkin’ Donuts)

RSVP: Dr. Pamela Rupprecht


Participants must register.
Reading consultation and screening takes approximately 25 minutes. Symptoms Tips