It is no secret that teenagers must daily contend with a range of issues such as peer pressure, cyber addiction, stress, and depression. However, a seldomly discussed, common struggle is that of language and literacy. Many of these students lack foundational language skills and struggle with reading and reading comprehension. They cannot understand increasingly complex, sophisticated sentence structures and their meanings. Another challenge is trying to develop oral and written language skills that reflect higher level reasoning and critical thinking skills. Failure to develop language and literacy skills can put teen age learners at a disadvantage as they try to pursue careers or seek opportunities in areas where literacy and good communication are necessary.
Every individual deserves to succeed in school and in his or her endeavors after graduating. The Speech Mechanic is committed to helping adolescent learners achieve those goals by improving their language and literacy skills. This is accomplished by using assessment and evidence-based practice data to customize a plan specific to each individual. Its focus will be to eliminate underlying weaknesses that make language and literacy hard to grasp. Each plan is vigorously implemented in sessions using traditional and innovative approaches that are designed to be highly effective.
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