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Prisma Health Children's Hospital–Midlands

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Literacy Program

Literacy – the ability to read, write and process information – is a critical component of the learning experience

From early childhood through adolescence, literacy helps us emerge as well-functioning and confident adults. Our Literacy Program helps 6–11 year-old children read, write and comprehend at the appropriate age level. This will help them build the foundation for future academic success and a fulfilling career and life.

Reading ability and literacy in elementary school is a predictor of educational and career achievement years later. Research has shown there is nearly a 90 percent probability that a child will remain a poor reader at the end of the fourth grade if the child is a poor reader at the end of the first grade. – Ernest L. Boyer, 1991

We help kids with:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Comprehension
  • Recall, memory
  • Reading fluency
  • Rhyming
  • Sound blending
  • Sequencing (order of story)
  • Retelling
  • Syntax
  • Reading
  • Problem solving, inferring

Our team of speech therapists is dedicated to helping kids be successful and seeing them reach their full potential.

Your child will gain in ability, confidence and happiness as he or she learns new skills and reaches new levels of
independence. Each child is unique, so our approach is tailored specifically to your child.

A doctor’s referral is required for this program.

View our literacy program flyer (PDF)

Literacy Summer Camp

We offer a six-week literacy summer camp for kids 6–11 years old. A doctor’s referral is not required.

Our speech therapists are trained in various aspects of literacy, including but not limited to reading fluency, comprehension, sequencing and reading. Sessions are offered for three age groups: six to seven years, eight to nine years, and 10 to 11 years. The group-based sessions require that all learners be able to focus and calmly participate in a group setting.

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