Family Literacy

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Houston’s first and most experienced provider of explicit reading instruction

Over 20 years of providing comprehensive reading assessment and one-on-one explicit reading therapy, applying (and adding to) the 35-year research program planned and funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Our interventions can start with the language skills of a four year old and systematically build the knowledge and processing skills needed to learn to read.

Our instructional program was the first to freely incorporate current linguistic and working memory research with the best of systematic phonics and the comprehension instruction, the first to demostrate the effect of instruction on brain scans (see PBS special at Reading Rockets ), and the first to the International Space Station ;-)!

What we do

We offer the following intervention programs

Reading Instruction

Intervention focuses on building the skills that are necessary to start reading with understanding. These include segmenting (what is the first sound in the spoken word at ?), letter names, letter sounds, blending sounds to form words, vocabulary, and syntax (oral understanding and use of plurals, past and future tense, comparison, etc.).


Intervention focuses on helping students who have difficulty understanding what they read. Students improve comprehension by optimising fluency, by learning strategies (for self-monitoring, by learning to apply text structure, and inference - “reading between the lines”) to grasp the meaning of new words and getting the gist of a text.


Intervention focuses on building the organizational skills needed to become effective writers. Students become more proficient writers by learning how to plan before writing. Students become more independent writers by learning strategies for self-monitoring, editing, and revising.

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3130 Rogerdale Ste.180 Houston Tx 77042

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