Speech, Language, and Hearing

Before children learn to read, they learn the sounds of language by listening and speaking. These skills provide the foundation for later literacy. Many students who struggle with reading have language-based difficulties including spoken language.

 

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Our PBS Series:
Launching Young Readers

Explore how children learn the relationship between sounds, letters, and words.

Al Roker

Learn the warning signs for a child who may have difficulties with reading and why early intervention is so important.

"You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me." — Strickland Gillilan